Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Special Issue: Infant do, infant see: The role of feedback to infant behavior for the understanding of self and others

Volume 25, Issue 3 Pages 231 - 332, May/June 2016

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Infant Do, Infant See: The Role of Feedback to Infant Behavior for the Understanding of Self and Others
Authors: Anne Henning and Norbert Zmyj
Author keywords: mother-infant interaction, contingency, feedback, self-other discrimination

The Roots of Turn-Taking in the Neonatal Period
Authors: S. Dominguez, E. Devouche, G. Apter, and M. Gratier
Author keywords: mother–infant interaction, turn-taking, social contingency, vocal development
Paper Highlights: Newborn vocalizations occur mainly after a maternal vocalization and very few are isolated; Vocal exchange between mother and newborn appears to be organized within a 1-sec time window; From birth, infants take turns

Effect of Maternal Responsiveness on Young Infants' Social Bidding-Like Behavior during the Still Face Task
Authors: Ann E. Bigelow and Michelle Power
Author keywords: social bidding-like behavior, maternal responsiveness, still face task
Paper highlights: Does maternal responsiveness influence the emergence of infants' social bidding-like behaviour in the Still Face Task?; Maternal responsiveness predicts young infants’ social bidding-like behaviour;  Maternal responsiveness enhances infants’ awareness that they are effective agents in instigating social interaction.

Constructing Interaction: The Development of Gaze Dynamics
Authors: Iris Nomikou, Giuseppe Leonardi, Karharina J. Rohlfing and Joanna RÄ…czaszek-Leonardi
Author keywords: temporal dynamics, gaze development, cross-recurrence, mother–infant interaction
Paper highlights:  This paper contributes to the understanding of how infant and parent dynamically adapt to each through mutual attention over the course of the first year; The paper uses innovative methods of data analysis to address the structure of interactions.

Maternal Responsive–didactic Caregiving in Play Interactions with 10-month-olds and Cognitive Development at 18 months
Authors: Roni Mermelshtine, and Jacqueline Barnes
Author Keywords: mother–infant interaction, contingent response, didactic caregiving, infant cognitive development, infant object play
Paper highlights: Maternal older age, higher levels of education, a smaller family size and less home adversity were all associated with mothers being more responsive in interactions with their 10-month-olds; At 10 months, infants showing higher levels of mature object play were likely to experience more responsive and didactic input from their mothers; Maternal responsive and didactic behaviours in infancy were associated with subsequent cognitive development. An association that remained even after considering the effects of socio-demographic factors. Both contingent response and didactic input appear to matter in interactions as early as the first year.

Five-Month-old Infants' Discrimination of Visual–Tactile Synchronous Facial Stimulation
Authors: M. L. Filippetti, T. Farroni, and M. H. Johnson
Author Keywords: multisensory perception, body perception, face processing, infancy, self
Paper Highlights: Multisensory information is crucial in the context of self-awareness; We investigated 5-month-old infants discrimination of  visual-tactile synchronous and asynchronous stimulation applied to faces; During the first 5 months of life, infants seek redundant multisensory information in order to specify the bodily-self.

Assessing Social Cognition: A New Instrumental Paradigm Based on Contingent Feedback
Authors: contingency, social cognition, triadic attention, cognitive development
Author keywords: contingency, social cognition, triadic attention, cognitive development
Paper highlights: We investigated infants' sensitivity to social cues (particularly triadic gaze) in triadic engagement, Infants were asked to make an interesting event occur (turn on a light) when an adult interaction partner looked at the location of the event., Nine months old infants did so regardless of eye contact with the adult, 12-month-olds only when triadic gaze between infant, object and adult was not perturbed.

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