Motor system activation reveals infants' on-line prediction of others' goals.

  title={Motor system activation reveals infants' on-line prediction of others' goals.},
  author={Victoria Southgate and Mark H. Johnson and Imen El Karoui and Gergely Csibra},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={21 3},
Despite much research demonstrating infants' abilities to attribute goals to others' actions, it is unclear whether infants can generate on-line predictions about action outcomes, an ability crucial for the human propensity to cooperate and collaborate with others. This lack of evidence is mainly due to methodological limitations restricting the interpretation of behavioral data. Here, we exploited the fact that observers' motor systems are recruited during the observation of goal-directed… CONTINUE READING
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