Neural correlates of the perception of goal-directed action in infants
Reid, V.M. and Csibra, Gergely and Belsky, Jay and Johnson, Mark H. (2007) Neural correlates of the perception of goal-directed action in infants. Acta Psychologica 124 (1), 129 - 138. ISSN 0001-6918.
We investigated the neural correlates of the perception of human goal-directed action by 8-month-old infants. Infants viewed video loops of complete and incomplete actions, which they could discriminate according to our pilot study, while we recorded their electrophysiological brain activity. Analysis of bursts of gamma-band oscillations resulting from passive viewing of these stimuli indicated increased gamma-band activity over left frontal regions when viewing incomplete actions as compared with complete actions. These results suggest that by 8 months infants are sensitive to the disruption of perceived goal-directed actions.
|Additional Information:||Becoming an Intentional Agent: Early Development of Action Interpretation and Action Control|
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||Infants, EEG, gamma, action perception, social cognition|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences|
|Research Centre:||Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)|
|Date Deposited:||09 Aug 2011 13:22|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2016 11:12|
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