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Action production influences 12-month-old infants' attention to others' actions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22251290     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Recent work implicates a link between action control systems and action understanding. In this study, we investigated the role of the motor system in the development of visual anticipation of others' actions. Twelve-month-olds engaged in behavioral and observation tasks. Containment activity, infants' spontaneous engagement in producing containment actions; and gaze latency, how quickly they shifted gaze to the goal object of another's containment actions, were measured. Findings revealed a positive relationship: infants who received the behavior task first evidenced a strong correlation between their own actions and their subsequent gaze latency of another's actions. Learning over the course of trials was not evident. These findings demonstrate a direct influence of the motor system on online visual attention to others' actions early in development.
Authors:
Erin N Cannon; Amanda L Woodward; Gustaf Gredebäck; Claes von Hofsten; Colleen Turek
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2011-09-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental science     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1467-7687     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-18     Completed Date:  2012-05-17     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814574     Medline TA:  Dev Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Affiliation:
Human Development Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA. ecannon@umd.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attention*
Child Development*
Child Psychology
Concept Formation
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant Behavior*
Male
Motor Skills
Orientation
Pattern Recognition, Visual
Play and Playthings
Psychomotor Performance
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
P01 HD064653/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; P01 HD064653-01/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
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