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dc.contributor.authorKöster, Men
dc.contributor.authorLangeloh, Men
dc.contributor.authorKliesch, Cen
dc.contributor.authorKanngiesser, Pen
dc.contributor.authorHoehl, Sen
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-29T12:02:46Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-20en
dc.identifier.issn1053-8119en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/15819
dc.descriptionNo embargo required.en
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From early on, human infants acquire novel actions through observation and imitation. Yet, the neural mechanisms that underlie infants’ action learning are not well understood. Here, we combine the assessment of infants’ neural processes during the observation of novel actions on objects (i.e. transitive actions) and their subsequent imitation of those actions. Most importantly, we found that the 7 ‒ 10 Hz motor cortex activity increased during action observation and predicted action imitation in 20-month-olds (n = 36). 10-month-olds (n = 42), who did not yet reliably imitate others’ actions, showed a highly similar neural activity pattern during action observation. The presence or absence of communicative signals did neither affect infants’ neural processing nor their subsequent imitation behavior. These findings provide first evidence for neural processes in the motor cortex that allow infants to acquire transitive actions from others ‒ and pinpoint a key learning mechanism in the developing brain of human infants.

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dc.format.extent116958 - 116958en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleMotor cortex activity during action observation predicts subsequent action imitation in human infantsen
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.journalNeuroImageen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116958en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health/School of Psychology
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Academics
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-05-14en
dc.rights.embargodate2020-07-02en
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot knownen
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116958en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-05-20en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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