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Natural pedagogy
Social learning and social cognition: The case for pedagogy
TLDR
It is argued that many central phenomena of human infant social cognition can be more coherently and plausibly interpreted as reflecting the adaptations to receive knowledge from social partners through teaching.
Eye contact detection in humans from birth
TLDR
The results show that, from birth, human infants prefer to look at faces that engage them in mutual gaze and that, at an early age, healthy babies show enhanced neural processing of direct gaze.
Recognizing Communicative Intentions in Infancy
TLDR
It is argued on empirical bases that, by decoding ostensive signals, human infants are capable of recognizing communicative intentions addressed to them and learning about actual modes of communication benefits from, and is guided by, infants' preparedness to detect infant-directed ostensive communication.
Action mirroring and action understanding: an alternative account
Observed actions elicit covert motor activations in observers that, in case they were executed, would generate similar actions to the observed ones. I challenge the most popular explanation offered
Visual orienting in the early broader autism phenotype: disengagement and facilitation.
TLDR
Infant siblings of children with autism showed longer Disengagement latencies as well as less Facilitation relative to the control group, which is discussed in relation to how differences in visual attention may relate to characteristics observed in autism and the broader phenotype.
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