Ryoko Sugimura

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Prior studies have investigated imitation by extracting a hierarchy of goals from the key elements of action models. The theoretical model is that all ages practice a method of imitation in which goal or target elements are more easily imitated correctly, while nontarget elements are not. The present study compared error responses among 32 children and 32(More)
Mechanisms of action imitation were examined. Previous studies have suggested that success or failure of imitation is determined at the point of observing an action. In other words, cognitive processing after observation is not related to the success of imitation; 20 university students participated in each of three experiments in which they observed a(More)
The present study analyzed the effects of performing a specified sequence of movements in imitation of a model, and examined the characteristics of the encoding involved in the process. Thirty-two college students were presented with a movement model that consisted of five elements and performed imitation tasks in which they either reproduced the movement(More)
Previous research indicates that imitation of gestures in preschool children is goal-directed. A goal may be a salient feature from a presented movement; that goal may be imitated correctly, but other features were ignored, resulting in observable errors. Objects (e.g., a dot on the table) can become the most salient features and presence or absence of(More)
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