Ryoko Sugimura

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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)
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)
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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