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Imitation in infancy: the wealth of the stimulus

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Imitation requires the initiator to solve the correspondence problem - to translate visual information from modelled action into matching motor output. It has been widely accepted for some 30 years that the correspondence problem is solved by a specialized, innate cognitive mechanism. This is the conclusion of a poverty of the stimulus argument, realized in the active intermodal matching model of imitation, which assumes that human neonates can imitate a range of body movements. An alternativ...

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University College London, UK
Department:
Department of Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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Blackwell Publishing
Journal:
Developmental Science More from this journal
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Pages:
92-105
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1467-7687
ISSN:
1363-755X
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English
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2011-01-31

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