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The development of joint visual attention: a longitudinal study of gaze following during interactions with mothers and strangers.
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PMID:  20977555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two- to 8-month-old infants interacted with their mother or a stranger in a prospective longitudinal gaze following study. Gaze following, as assessed by eye tracking, emerged between 2 and 4 months and stabilized between 6 and 8 months of age. Overall, infants followed the gaze of a stranger more than they followed the gaze of their mothers, demonstrating a stranger preference that emerged between 4 and 6 months of age. These findings do not support the notion that infants acquire gaze following through reinforcement learning. Instead, the findings are discussed with respect to the social cognitive framework, suggesting that young infants are driven by social cognitive motives in their interactions with others.
Authors:
Gustaf Gredebäck; Linn Fikke; Annika Melinder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental science     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1467-7687     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Sci     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814574     Medline TA:  Dev Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  839-48     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Affiliation:
The Cognitive Developmental Research Unit (EKUP), Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway. gustaf.gredeback@psykologi.uio.no
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