The developing cognitive substrate of sequential action control in 9- to 12-month-olds: Evidence for concurrent activation models

Verschoor, S.A. and Paulus, M. and Spapé, Michiel M. and Biro, S. and Hommel, B. (2015) The developing cognitive substrate of sequential action control in 9- to 12-month-olds: Evidence for concurrent activation models. Cognition, 138. pp. 64-78. ISSN 00100277

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Abstract

Infants interpret third-person sequential actions as goal directed by 6 months of age, around 9 months of age they start to perform sequential actions to accomplish higher order goals. The present study employed an innovative pupillometric and oculomotor paradigm to study how infants represent first-person sequential actions. We aimed to contrast chaining-, concurrent- and integrated models of sequential-action representation. 9- and 12- month olds were taught action sequences consisting of two elementary actions. Thereafter the secondary action was selectively activated to assess any interactions with the primary action. Results suggest that concurrent models best capture the representations formed.

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Additional Information and Comments: “NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Cognition. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Cognition, [VOL 138, (2015)] DOI#doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2015.01.005¨
Keywords: development, eye-tracking, action-effect learning, infants, pupillometry
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Michiel Spape
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 13:12
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 15:17
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1689

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