Associative learning measured with ERP predicts deferred imitation using a strict observation only design in 14 to 15 month old children
2013 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 54, no 1, 33-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Deferred imitation is an established procedure for behavioural measurement of early declarative-like memories in infancy and previous work has indicated a link between this type of memory and brain potentials in infants. The present study compared infants’ memory performance in this paradigm with electrophysiological indices of associative learning. Thirty children (mean age: 14.5 months) participated, of which 15 (9 boys) had acceptable ERP recordings that could be included in the final analysis. Deferred imitation was measured with an observation-only procedure using three actions and a 30 min delay. ERP was recorded with a High Density Net (128 electrodes) during associative learning. Change scores based on Nc, a middle latency component associated with attentional processes, predicted deferred imitation performance. Thus, associative learning measured with ERP predicts deferred imitation using a strict observation only design in 14 to15 month old children.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. Vol. 54, no 1, 33-40 p.
Deferred imitation, ERP, infancy, memory
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84325DOI: 10.1111/sjop.12005ISI: 000313724600007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-84325DiVA: diva2:558747
ProjectsLong-term memory processes in infancy: Individual differences and electrophysiological correlats
FunderFAS, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research