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Neural correlates of the perception of goal-directed action in infants

Reid, Vincent 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). pp. 129-138. ISSN 0001-6918

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Abstract

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. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Psychologica
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infants ; EEG ; Gamma ; Action perception ; Social cognition
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 58373
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 24 Oct 2012 14:35
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 15:24
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58373

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