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    The developmental origins of gaze-following in human infants

    Del Bianco, Teresa and Falck-Ytter, T. and Emilia, T. and Gustaf, G. (2018) The developmental origins of gaze-following in human infants. Infancy 24 (3), pp. 433-454. ISSN 1525-0008.

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    During the first year of life, infants develop the capacity to follow the gaze of others. This behavior allows sharing attention and facilitates language acquisition and cognitive development. This article reviews studies that investigated gaze-following before 12 months of age in typically developing infants and discusses current theoretical perspectives on early GF. Recent research has revealed that early GF is highly dependent on situational constraints and individual characteristics, but theories that describe the underlying mechanisms have partly failed to consider this complexity. We propose a novel framework termed the perceptual narrowing account of GF that may have the potential to integrate existing theoretical accounts.


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Teresa Del Bianco
    Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 14:23
    Last Modified: 20 Jun 2021 12:48


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