Infants selectively encode the goal object of an actor's reach

@article{Woodward1998InfantsSE,
  title={Infants selectively encode the goal object of an actor's reach},
  author={Amanda L Woodward},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1998},
  volume={69},
  pages={1-34}
}
  • A. Woodward
  • Published 1 November 1998
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Cognition
Research with young children has shown that, like adults, they focus selectively on the aspects of an actor's behavior that are relevant to his or her underlying intentions. The current studies used the visual habituation paradigm to ask whether infants would similarly attend to those aspects of an action that are related to the actor's goals. Infants saw an actor reach for and grasp one of two toys sitting side by side on a curtained stage. After habituation, the positions of the toys were… Expand
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