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Understanding the Intentions of Others: Re-Enactment of Intended Acts by 18-Month-Old Children.
  • A. Meltzoff
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Developmental psychology
  • 1995
Investigated was whether children would re-enact what an adult actually did or what the adult intended to do. In Experiment 1 children were shown an adult who tried, but failed, to perform certainExpand
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Bilingual experience and executive functioning in young children.
Advanced inhibitory control skills have been found in bilingual speakers as compared to monolingual controls (Bialystok, 1999). We examined whether this effect is generalized to an unstudied languageExpand
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How do we perceive the pain of others? A window into the neural processes involved in empathy
To what extent do we share feelings with others? Neuroimaging investigations of the neural mechanisms involved in the perception of pain in others may cast light on one basic component of humanExpand
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Imitation of Facial and Manual Gestures by Human Neonates
Infants between 12 and 21 days of age can imitate both facial and manual gestures; this behavior cannot be explained in terms of either conditioning or innate releasing mechanisms. Such imitationExpand
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Explaining Facial Imitation: A Theoretical Model.
A long-standing puzzle in developmental psychology is how infants imitate gestures they cannot see themselves perform (facial gestures). Two critical issues are: (a) the metric infants use to detectExpand
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Children with Autism Fail to Orient to Naturally Occurring Social Stimuli
Children with autism were compared to developmentally matched children with Down syndrome or typical development in terms of their ability to visually orient to two social stimuli (name called, handsExpand
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Empathy examined through the neural mechanisms involved in imagining how I feel versus how you feel pain
Perspective-taking is a stepping stone to human empathy. When empathizing with another individual, one can imagine how the other perceives the situation and feels as a result. To what extent doesExpand
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Infant Imitation After a 1-Week Delay: Long-Term Memory for Novel Acts and Multiple Stimuli.
  • A. Meltzoff
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Developmental psychology
  • 1988
Deferred imitation after a 1-week delay was examined in 14-month-old infants. Six actions, each using a different object, were demonstrated to each infant. One of the six actions was a novel behaviorExpand
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The neural bases of cooperation and competition: an fMRI investigation
Cooperation and competition are two basic modes of social cognition that necessitate monitoring of both one's own and others' actions, as well as adopting a specific mental set. In this fMRI, studyExpand
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The development of gaze following and its relation to language.
We examined the ontogeny of gaze following by testing infants at 9, 10 and 11 months of age. Infants (N = 96) watched as an adult turned her head toward a target with either open or closed eyes. TheExpand
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