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Do 10- and 13-month-old infants provide informative gestures for their mothers in a hiding game?
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PMID:  23266942     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Infants' abilities to request and to inform by gazing and pointing at 10 months and 13 months of age are studied. We expect that 10-month-old children may use more gazing than pointing and that 13-month-old children perform more pointing than gazing. We hypothesize further that10-month-olds and 13-month-olds perform imperative pointing similarly, they differ when informative pointing is requested: younger infants would fail to use it. The experimental setting tests acts of indicating in a hiding game during routine and de-routinized situation by unbalancing the accessibility of information available to mother. In routines, where the mother is present during hiding, 10-month-old have a high score of correct indications by gaze as well as by pointing. In a non-routine context, 10-month-old children fail to indicate by gazing and pointing whereas 13-month-old children succeed. Results are discussed in terms of infants' Theory of mind, more specifically the ability to represent one's partner epistemic intentions.
Cécile Bourdais; Agnès Danis; Camille Bacle; Arnaud Santolini; Charles Tijus
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infant behavior & development     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1934-8800     ISO Abbreviation:  Infant Behav Dev     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806016     Medline TA:  Infant Behav Dev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  94-101     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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