On pedagogy.

  title={On pedagogy.},
  author={Gy{\"o}rgy Gergely and Katalin Egyed and Ildik{\'o} Kir{\'a}ly},
  journal={Developmental science},
  volume={10 1},
Humans are adapted to spontaneously transfer relevant cultural knowledge to conspecifics and to fast-learn the contents of such teaching through a human-specific social learning system called 'pedagogy' (Csibra & Gergely, 2006). Pedagogical knowledge transfer is triggered by specific communicative cues (such as eye-contact, contingent reactivity, the prosodic pattern of 'motherese', and being addressed by one's own name). Infants show special sensitivity to such 'ostensive' cues that signal the… CONTINUE READING

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