Sabine Hunnius Pr. Baby and Child Research Center, Donders Institute for Brain-Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University,-NetherlandsSabine HunniusPr. Baby and Child Research Center, Donders Institute for Brain-Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University,-Netherlands
How infants learn about themselves and others, by Sabine Hunnius
From early on, infants explore the world around them with great interest: They watch their own hands as they move through their visual field, pay close attention to the people around them, and take pleasure in interacting with adults in a playful manner. But how do infants first learn about their own bodies and actions? And how do they develop the ability to understand actions they observe in others? In this talk, I will present a series of behavioral and neuroscientific experiments that examine how infants build models that allow them to generate predictions about own and others’ actions. In particular, I will discuss how active action experience and observational experience provide infants with the necessary information to learn about themselves and others and gradually develop complex social-cognitive capabilities.
Sabine Hunnius’s Web site: https://www.ru.nl/english/people/hunnius-s/