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The developmental trajectory of pointing perception in the first year of life
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2015 (English)In: Experimental Brain Research, ISSN 0014-4819, E-ISSN 1432-1106, Vol. 233, no 2, 641-647 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The present study investigated the development of the neural basis of pointing perception in 6-month- and 13-month-old infants. In a spatial-cueing paradigm, infants were presented with a peripheral target followed by a hand pointing toward (congruent condition) or away (incongruent condition) from the previously cued location. EEG responses to the presentation of the hand were measured. Thirteen-month-olds demonstrated larger amplitudes of ERP component P400 to incongruent compared to congruent pointing gestures over posterior temporal areas; 6-month-olds did not show any differential activation. This result suggests that the neural correlates of pointing perception undergo substantial development between 6 and 13 months of age.

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2015. Vol. 233, no 2, 641-647 p.
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Pointing, EEG, Infant, P400, ERP, STS, Social cognition
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-244470DOI: 10.1007/s00221-014-4143-2ISI: 000348050200027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-244470DiVA: diva2:791131
Available from: 2015-02-26 Created: 2015-02-17 Last updated: 2015-02-26Bibliographically approved

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