Origins of theory of mind, cognition and communication.

  title={Origins of theory of mind, cognition and communication.},
  author={Andrew N. Meltzoff},
  journal={Journal of communication disorders},
  volume={32 4},
There has been a revolution in our understanding of infant and toddler cognition that promises to have far-reaching implications for our understanding of communicative and linguistic development. Four empirical findings that helped to prompt this change in theory are analyzed: (a) Intermodal coordination--newborns operate with multimodal information, recognizing equivalences in information across sensory-modalities; (b) Imitation--newborns imitate the lip and tongue movements they see others… CONTINUE READING
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