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Find your manners: how do infants detect the invariant manner of motion in dynamic events?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22364352     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To learn motion verbs, infants must be sensitive to the specific event features lexicalized in their language. One event feature important for the acquisition of English motion verbs is the manner of motion. This article examines when and how infants detect manners of motion across variations in the figure's path. Experiment 1 shows that 13- to 15-month-olds (N = 30) can detect an invariant manner of motion when the figure's path changes. Experiment 2 reveals that reducing the complexity of the events, by dampening the figure's path, helps 10- to 12-month-olds (N = 19) detect the invariant manner. These findings suggest that: (a) infants notice event features lexicalized in English motion verbs, and (b) attention to manner can be promoted by reducing event complexity.
Authors:
Shannon M Pruden; Tilbe Göksun; Sarah Roseberry; Kathy Hirsh-Pasek; Roberta M Golinkoff
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.     Date:  2012-02-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  83     ISSN:  1467-8624     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:    2012 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-02     Completed Date:  2012-07-30     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  977-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 The Authors. Child Development © 2012 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Comprehension / physiology*
Discrimination (Psychology) / physiology*
Female
Fixation, Ocular
Humans
Infant
Male
Motion Perception / physiology
Photic Stimulation
Vocabulary*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 HD050199/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD050199-01A2/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01HD050199/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
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