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Wakefield, Elizabeth; Novack, Miriam A.; Congdon, Eliza L.; Franconeri, Steven; Goldin-Meadow, Susan – Developmental Science, 2018
Teaching a new concept through gestures--hand movements that accompany speech--facilitates learning above-and-beyond instruction through speech alone (e.g., Singer & Goldin-Meadow, 2005). However, the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are still under investigation. Here, we use eye tracking to explore one often proposed…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Attention, Teaching Methods, Nonverbal Communication
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Johnson, Susan C.; Ok, Su-Jeong; Luo, Yuyan – Developmental Science, 2007
The current study distinguishes between attributions of goal-directed perception (i.e. attention) and non-goal-directed perception to examine 9-month-olds' interpretation of others' head and eye turns. In a looking time task, 9-month-olds encoded the relationship between an actor's head and eye turns and a target object if the head and eye turns…
Descriptors: Infants, Human Body, Eye Movements, Attention