ERIC Number: EJ611920
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Publication Date: 2000
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Effects of Gesture and Target on 12- and 18-Month-Olds' Joint Visual Attention to Objects in Front of or Behind Them.
Deak, Gedeon O.; Flom, Ross A.; Pick, Anne D.
Developmental Psychology, v36 n4 p511-23 Jul 2000
Two experiments investigated factors affecting joint visual attention in 12- and 18-month-olds. Findings indicated that parental pointing at objects elicited more episodes of joint visual attention than looking alone. Although infants most reliably followed gestures to targets in front of them, even 12-month-olds followed gestures to targets behind them. The magnitude of parents' head turns influenced joint visual attention. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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