uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Action perception in infancy: the plasticity of 7-month-olds’ attention to grasping actions
Univ Zurich, Dept Psychol, Binzmuehlestr 14,Box 21, CH-8050 Zurich, Switzerland.; Max Planck Inst Human Cognit & Brain Sci, Leipzig, Germany.
Univ Zurich, Dept Psychol, Binzmuehlestr 14,Box 21, CH-8050 Zurich, Switzerland.; Max Planck Inst Human Cognit & Brain Sci, Leipzig, Germany.; Univ Appl Sci, Potsdam, Germany.
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2016 (English)In: Experimental Brain Research, ISSN 0014-4819, E-ISSN 1432-1106, Vol. 234, no 9, 2465-2478 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study investigates the plasticity of 7-month-old infants' orienting of attention during their perception of grasping actions. Previous research has shown that when infants observe a grasping hand, they shift their attention in line with the grasping direction, which is indicated by a reliable priming effect in this direction. The mechanisms behind this priming effect are largely unknown, and it is unclear how malleable this priming effect is with respect to a brief exposure to novel action-target contingencies. In a spatial-cueing paradigm, we presented a series of training trials prior to a series of test trials. These training sequences significantly modulated infants' attention. This suggests that action perception, when assessed through shifts of attention, is not solely based on the infants' grasping experience but quickly adapts to context-specific observed regularities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 234, no 9, 2465-2478 p.
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-286551DOI: 10.1007/s00221-016-4651-3ISI: 000382150800004PubMedID: 27093869OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-286551DiVA: diva2:921687
Funder
EU, European Research Council, 312292Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, 2012-0120
Available from: 2016-04-20 Created: 2016-04-20 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Gredebäck, Gustaf
By organisation
Department of Psychology
In the same journal
Experimental Brain Research
Psychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 190 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf