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  Rethinking ‘rational imitation’ in 14-month-old infants: A perceptual distraction approach

Beisert, M., Zmyj, N., Liepelt, R., Jung, F., Prinz, W., & Daum, M. M. (2012). Rethinking ‘rational imitation’ in 14-month-old infants: A perceptual distraction approach. PLoS One, 7(3): e32563. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032563.

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Beisert, Miriam1, Author              
Zmyj, Norbert2, Author
Liepelt, Roman3, Author              
Jung, Franziska1, Author
Prinz, Wolfgang1, Author              
Daum, Moritz M.1, Author              
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1Department Psychology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, ou_634564              
2Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, ou_persistent22              
3Münster University, Germany, ou_persistent22              

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Free keywords: Action perception; Selective imitation; Perceptual distraction; Saliency; Rational imitation
 Abstract: In their widely noticed study, Gergely, Bekkering, and Király (2002) showed that 14-month-old infants imitated an unusual action only if the model freely chose to perform this action and not if the choice of the action could be ascribed to external constraints. They attributed this kind of selective imitation to the infants’ capacity of understanding the principle of rational action. In the current paper, we present evidence that a simpler approach of perceptual distraction may be more appropriate to explain their results. When we manipulated the saliency of context stimuli in the two original conditions, the results were exactly opposite to what rational imitation predicts. Based on these findings, we reject the claim that the notion of rational action plays a key role in selective imitation in 14-month-olds.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2011-07-012012-01-302012-03-14
 Publication Status: Published online
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 Rev. Method: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032563
PMID: 22431977
PMC: PMC3303798
Other: Epub 2012
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Title: PLoS One
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 7 (3) Sequence Number: e32563 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 1932-6203
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/1000000000277850