The early origins of goal attribution in infancy.

  title={The early origins of goal attribution in infancy.},
  author={Ildik{\'o} Kir{\'a}ly and Bianca Jovanovic and Wolfgang Prinz and Gisa Aschersleben and Gy{\"o}rgy Gergely},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  volume={12 4},
We contrast two positions concerning the initial domain of actions that infants interpret as goal-directed. The 'narrow scope' view holds that goal-attribution in 6- and 9-month-olds is restricted to highly familiar actions (such as grasping). The cue-based approach of the infant's 'teleological stance', however, predicts that if the cues of equifinal variation of action and a salient action effect are present, young infants can attribute goals to a 'wide scope' of entities including unfamiliar… CONTINUE READING

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