Neonatal imitation - a fuzzy phenomenon?
2001 (English)In: Emerging cognitive abilities in early infancy / [ed] F Lacerda, C v Hofsten & M Heimann, Mahwah, NJ, USA: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001, 231-246 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Takes a look at early variation in imitation and discusses how it might be interpreted. Observations made in 3 Swedish studies are presented, and argues that combined data make it difficult to dismiss the observed variation in imitation as only error variance. The 1st part of this chapter provides a brief description of some basic assumptions. Next, the author presents empirical observations of variation in the imitative responses of neonates and young infants. The final part of this chapter is a discussion of how the role of the nervous system in the occurrence of neonatal imitation might be envisioned.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mahwah, NJ, USA: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001. 231-246 p.
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81163ISBN: 0-8058-2669-6ISBN: 0-8058-2670-XOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-81163DiVA: diva2:550910