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ERIC Number: EJ1026029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-755X
From Outcome Prediction to Action Selection: Developmental Change in the Role of Action-Effect Bindings
Verschoor, Stephan A.; Spapé, Michiel; Biro, Szilvia; Hommel, Bernhard
Developmental Science, v16 n6 p801-814 Nov 2013
Ideomotor theory considers bidirectional action-effect associations to be the fundamental building blocks for intentional action. The present study employed a novel pupillometric and oculomotor paradigm to study developmental changes in the role of action-effects in the acquisition of voluntary action. Our findings suggest that both 7- and 12-month-olds (and adults) can use acquired action-effect bindings to predict action outcomes but only 12-month-olds (and adults) showed evidence for employing action-effects to select actions. This dissociation supports the idea that infants acquire action-effect knowledge before they have developed the cognitive machinery necessary to make use of that knowledge to perform intentional actions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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