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Understanding the Intentions of Others: Re-Enactment of Intended Acts by 18-Month-Old Children.
- A. Meltzoff
- PsychologyDevelopmental psychology
- 1 September 1995
Eighteen-month-olds situate people within a psychological framework that differentiates between the surface behavior of people and a deeper level involving goals and intentions and showed that children could infer the adult's intended act by watching the failed attempts.
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 language…
How do we perceive the pain of others? A window into the neural processes involved in empathy
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 imitation…
Explaining Facial Imitation: A Theoretical Model.
It is argued that important aspects of later social cognition are rooted in the initial cross-modal equivalence between self and other found in newborns.
Words, thoughts, and theories
The other Socratic method: Socrates's problem Augustine's problem a road map. Part 1 The theory theory: the scientist as child - but surely it can't really be a theory? a cognitive view of science,…
Children with Autism Fail to Orient to Naturally Occurring Social Stimuli
- G. Dawson, A. Meltzoff, J. Osterling, J. Rinaldi, Emily Brown
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of autism and developmental disorders
- 1 December 1998
It was found that, compared to children with Down syndrome or typical development, children with autism more frequently failed to orient to all stimuli, and that this failure was much more extreme for social stimuli.
Empathy examined through the neural mechanisms involved in imagining how I feel versus how you feel pain
Infant Imitation After a 1-Week Delay: Long-Term Memory for Novel Acts and Multiple Stimuli.
- A. Meltzoff
- Psychology, MedicineDevelopmental psychology
- 1 July 1988
Infants in the imitation condition produced significantly more of the target actions than infants in control groups who were not exposed to the modeling; there was also strong evidence for the imitation of the novel act.
The development of gaze following and its relation to language.
Results showed a strong positive correlation between gaze-following behavior at 10-11 months and subsequent language scores at 18 months, and implications for social cognition are discussed in light of the developmental shift in gaze following between 9 and 11 months of age.