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Imitation in infancy: the wealth of the stimulus.

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Imitation requires the imitator 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 alternative,...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Developmental science More from this journal
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Pages:
92-105
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1467-7687
ISSN:
1363-755X
Language:
English
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pubs:268705
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uuid:fc26bf21-5907-471b-a16b-c60e691b885a
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268705
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2013-11-16

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