The power of human gaze on infant learning

@article{Okumura2013ThePO,
  title={The power of human gaze on infant learning},
  author={Yuko Okumura and Yasuhiro Kanakogi and Takayuki Kanda and Hiroshi Ishiguro and Shoji Itakura},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2013},
  volume={128},
  pages={127-133}
}
Social learning enables infants to acquire information, especially through communication. However, it is unknown whether humans are the prime source of information for infant learning. Here we report that humans have a powerful influence on infants' object learning compared with nonhuman agents (robots). Twelve-month-old infants were shown videos in which a human or a robot gazed at an object. The results demonstrated that the infants followed the gaze direction of both agents, but only human… CONTINUE READING
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