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ERIC Number: EJ846957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Action Type and Goal Type Modulate Goal-Directed Gaze Shifts in 14-Month-Old Infants
Gredeback, Gustaf; Stasiewicz, Dorota; Falck-Ytter, Terje; von Hofsten, Claes; Rosander, Kerstin
Developmental Psychology, v45 n4 p1190-1194 2009
Ten- and 14-month-old infants' gaze was recorded as the infants observed videos of different hand actions directed toward multiple goals. Infants observed an actor who (a) reached for objects and displaced them, (b) reached for objects and placed them inside containers, or (c) moved his fisted hand. Fourteen-month-olds, but not 10-month-olds, anticipated the goal of reaching actions but tracked all the other actions reactively. Fourteen-month-olds also produced more anticipatory gaze shifts during containment compared with displacement and differentiated between reaching actions dependent on whether the overall goal was to displace objects or place objects inside containers. These results demonstrate that action type and goal type modulate the latency of goal-directed gaze shifts in infants. (Contains 3 footnotes, 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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