Goal attribution to schematic animals: do 6-month-olds perceive biological motion as animate?

@article{Schlottmann2010GoalAT,
  title={Goal attribution to schematic animals: do 6-month-olds perceive biological motion as animate?},
  author={Anne Schlottmann and Elizabeth D. Ray},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
Infants are sensitive to biological motion, but do they recognize it as animate? As a first step towards answering this question, two experiments investigated whether 6-month-olds selectively attribute goals to shapes moving like animals. We habituated infants to a square moving towards one of two targets. When target locations were switched, infants… CONTINUE READING