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What’s going on in babies’ brains when they learn to do something?

Frewin, Kelsey, McEwen, Emma, Gerson, Sarah, Bekkering, Harold and Hunnius, Sabine 2019. What’s going on in babies’ brains when they learn to do something? Frontiers for Young Minds 7 , 44. 10.3389/frym.2019.00044

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Abstract

Actions are important. We need to know how to do all sorts of actions in our everyday life, like using a fork to eat and using a pen to write. We understand actions we see other people do better if we’ve done the same action before ourselves. It helps us understand why other people choose to use the same action. Adults know lots of different actions, but babies are still learning how to do many things. They are just learning how to move around and how to play with new toys. Babies also understand more about actions they have done before than actions they haven’t done. Is there something happening in their brains that might help them understand the actions they have done? Do babies’ brains respond differently when they perceive an action they know how to do compared to one they have never done? Let’s find out.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: Frontiers
ISSN: 2296-6846
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 March 2019
Date of Acceptance: 25 February 2019
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 22:25
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/120113

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