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dc.contributor.authorKovács, Ágnes Melinda
dc.contributor.authorTauzin, Tibor
dc.contributor.authorTéglás, Ernő
dc.contributor.authorGergely, György
dc.contributor.authorCsibra, Gergely
dc.date.available2022-03-29T09:11:14Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn1532-7078
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/infa.12060
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/11702
dc.description.abstractInfants start pointing systematically to objects or events around their first birthday. It has been proposed that infants point to an event in order to share their appreciation of it with others. In the current study, we tested another hypothesis, according to which infants' pointing could also serve as an epistemic request directed to the adult. Thus, infants' motivation for pointing could include the expectation that adults would provide new information about the referent. In two experiments, an adult reacted to 12-month-olds’ pointing gestures by exhibiting 'informing' or 'sharing' behavior. In response, infants pointed more frequently across trials in the informing than in the sharing condition. This suggests that the feedback that contained new information matched infants' expectations more than mere attention sharing. Such a result is consistent with the idea that not just the comprehension but also the production of early communicative signals is tuned to assist infants' learning from others.
dc.description.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/infa.12060/abstract
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectDevelopmental and Educational Psychology
dc.subjectPediatrics, perinatology and child health
dc.subjectReferent
dc.subjectEpistemology
dc.subjectComprehension
dc.subjectOrder (business)
dc.subjectPoint (typography)
dc.subjectDevelopmental psychology
dc.subjectGesture
dc.subjectEvent (computing)
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.titlePointing as epistemic request: 12-month-olds point to receive new information
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.journaltitleInfancy
dc.source.volume19
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.spage543
dc.source.epage557
refterms.dateFOA2022-03-29T09:11:14Z
dc.contributor.unitDepartment of Cognitive Science
dc.identifier.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/infa.12060/abstract


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