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Reducing the mapping between perception and action facilitates imitation

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  • This Study Investigated Two Hypotheses Regarding The Mapping Of Perception To Action During Imitatio
  • The First Hypothesis Predicted That As Children’S Cognitive Capacities Increase The Tendency To Map
  • This Hypothesis Was Tested By Comparing The Performances Of 168 4- To 7-Year-Olds In A Gestural Imit
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  • And Gattis
  • The Second Hypothesis Predicted That Reducing The Mapping Between Perception And Action Should Reduc
  • This Hypothesis Was Tested By Creating A Condition In Which Perception And Action Overlapped By Shar
  • In Three Experimental Conditions
  • An Adult Modelled Four Gestures
  • Directed At Either: 1) One Of Two Sets Of Round Stickers (Proprietary Objects)
  • 2) The Same Location On The Table
  • Without Any Sticker (No Objects)
  • Or 3) One Set Of Round Stickers
  • Which Were Shared With The Child (Shared Objects)
  • The Results Confirmed Both Hypotheses
  • Four- And Five-Year-Olds Imitated Less Accurately When Imitation Involved Mapping Of Both Objects An
  • Seven-Year-Olds Imitated Accurately In All Three Conditions
  • Demonstrating That Increased Cognitive Capacity Allowed Them To Map Multiple Goals From Perception T
  • Most Importantly
  • Reducing The Mapping Between Perception And Action In The Shared Objects Condition Facilitated Imita
  • Specifically For The Transitional Group
  • 6-Year-Olds
  • We Conclude That Mapping Between Perception And Action Is Not Direct
  • But Resembles Mapping Relations In Analogical Reasoning: Cognitive Processes Mediate Mapping From Pe
  • Biology


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