Exploring the presence of imitation during early infancy.

  title={Exploring the presence of imitation during early infancy.},
  author={E V Abravanel and A D Sigafoos},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={55 2},
2 investigations of early imitative ability were conducted with cross-sectional samples of infants between 4 and 21 weeks. Study 1 involved 2 rounds of modeling 5 gestures to infants. In Study 2, the number of modeled gestures was reduced to 3, but each one was modeled many more times--for the duration of the infant's attention over a 3-min period. When frequencies of reproduction of a modeled act were compared against baseline frequencies and against average frequencies of the act during… CONTINUE READING
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