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How infants look at others' manual interactions: The role of experience
Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för psykologi.
Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för psykologi.
2013 (English)In: Infant Behavior and Development, ISSN 0163-6383, E-ISSN 1934-8800, Vol. 36, no 2, 223-227 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Human actions are often embedded in contexts of social interactions. However, just a few studies that have explored the development of infants' understanding of other people's manual actions do take this variable into account. In this study, 10- and 18-month-old infants were shown three interactive manual actions which the infants could or could not perform themselves. The infants' gaze shifts to the action target were recorded with an eye tracker. The results indicated that 18-month-old infants look faster to the target than their younger counterparts when they observe actions that they can perform themselves. The results suggest that the infants' own capacity to perform an action facilitates understanding of the goal of the action in a social interaction.

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2013. Vol. 36, no 2, 223-227 p.
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Goal understanding, Infants, Experience, Social interactions, Eye tracking
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-22340DOI: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2013.01.002ISI: 000317883300005PubMedID: 23454423ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84874541398OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-22340DiVA: diva2:697870
Available from: 2013-05-28 Created: 2014-02-19 Last updated: 2015-01-02Bibliographically approved

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