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Recognizing the role of perception in action at 6 months.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19120422     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present research examined whether infants as young as 6 months of age would consider what objects a human agent could perceive when interpreting her actions on the objects. In two experiments, the infants took the agent's actions of repeatedly reaching for and grasping one of two possible objects as suggesting her preference for that object only when the agent could detect both objects, not when the agent's perceptual access to the second object was absent, either because a large screen hid the object from the agent (Experiment 1), or because the agent sat with her back toward the object (Experiment 2). These results suggest that young infants recognize the role of perception in constraining an agent's goal-actions.
Yuyan Luo; Susan C Johnson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental science     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1467-7687     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Sci     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-05     Completed Date:  2009-02-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814574     Medline TA:  Dev Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  142-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attention / physiology*
Child Development / physiology*
Motion Perception
Orientation / physiology*
Psychological Tests
Psychomotor Performance / physiology*
Visual Perception / physiology*
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