Goal attribution without agency cues: the perception of ‘pure reason’ in infancy
Infants' perception of goal-directed actions: development through cue-based bootstrapping.
- PsychologyDevelopmental science
A cue-based bootstrapping model is proposed in which an initial sensitivity to behavioral cues leads to learning about further cues, which in turn inform about different kinds of goal-directed agents and about different types of actions.
OF DISPOSITIONAL STATES BY 12-MONTH-OLDS
The ability to interpret the behavior of other individuals is essential for effective social functioning. Many investigators now believe that even young infants can recognize that agents act toward…
One-year-old infants use teleological representations of actions productively
- PsychologyCogn. Sci.
Goal attribution to inanimate agents by 6.5-month-old infants
How infants make sense of intentional action
The ability to make sense of the actions of other people is critical to human functioning, and the origins of this ability have inspired much speculation and debate. Until recently, there has been…
Psychological Reasoning in Infancy.
- PsychologyAnnual review of psychology
This evidence indicates that when infants observe an agent act in a simple scene, they infer the agent's mental states and then use these mental states, together with a principle of rationality (and its corollaries of efficiency and consistency), to predict and interpret theAgent's subsequent actions and to guide their own actions toward the agent.
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From simple desires to ordinary beliefs: The early development of everyday psychology
- Psychology, PhilosophyCognition
The Acquisition of Performatives Prior to Speech.
Why does a child learn to talk? Where does he get the idea of communication in the first place? The vast majority of developmental language studies are addressed to the internal structure of early…
How we know our minds: The illusion of first-person knowledge of intentionality
- Psychology, PhilosophyBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Abstract As adults we believe that our knowledge of our own psychological states is substantially different from our knowledge of the psychological states of others: First-person knowledge comes…
Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind?
- PsychologyBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Abstract An individual has a theory of mind if he imputes mental states to himself and others. A system of inferences of this kind is properly viewed as a theory because such states are not directly…
The Perception of Causality in Infants
It is suggested that infants in the first year of life are sensitive to certain spatiotemporal event configurations and that this sensitivity could be regarded as at least a required component of a perception of causality.
Pretense and representation: The origins of "theory of mind."
One of the major developments of the second year of human life is the emergence of the ability to pretend. A child's knowledge of a real situation is apparently contradicted and distorted by…