Children's coding of human action: cognitive factors influencing imitation in 3-year-olds.

@article{Gleissner2000ChildrensCO,
  title={Children's coding of human action: cognitive factors influencing imitation in 3-year-olds.},
  author={Brigitte Gleissner and Andrew N. Meltzoff and Harold Bekkering},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2000},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={405-414}
}
We used imitation as a tool for investigating how young children code action. The study was designed to examine the errors children make in re-enacting manual gestures they see. Thirty-two 3-year-old children served as subjects. Each child was shown 24 gestures, generated by systematically crossing four factors: visual monitoring, spatial endpoint, movement path, and number of hands. The results showed no difference as a function of whether the children could visually monitor their own… CONTINUE READING

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