Infants generate goal-based action predictions.

@article{Cannon2012InfantsGG,
  title={Infants generate goal-based action predictions.},
  author={Erin Cannon and Amanda L. Woodward},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={292-8}
}
Predicting the actions of others is critical to smooth social interactions. Prior work suggests that both understanding and anticipation of goal-directed actions appears early in development. In this study, on-line goal prediction was tested explicitly using an adaptation of Woodward's (1998) paradigm for an eye-tracking task. Twenty 11-month-olds were familiarized to movie clips of a hand reaching to grasp one of two objects. Then object locations were swapped, and the hand made an incomplete… CONTINUE READING
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