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2013-11-14 11:46:40

Google Glass-like eye-tracking technology pinpoints hands as the object of parents' and toddlers' attention Shifting the emphasis from gaze to hand, a study by Indiana University cognitive scientists provides compelling evidence for a new and possibly dominant way for social partners -- in this case, 1-year-olds and their parents -- to coordinate the process of joint attention, a key component of parent-child communication and early language learning. Previous research involving joint...

Autism Clues From Baby Non-Verbal Communication
2012-10-02 10:25:21

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Whether it be hand gestures, written words, or verbal phrases, communication is an important link between people. From one person to the next, communication passes on necessary messages. However, for children with autism, communication is much more difficult and autistic patients tend to have less interactions with those around them. With this in mind, researchers from the University of Miami (UM) decided to look more closely at...

2010-01-27 09:26:15

Children as young as five months old will follow the gaze of an adult towards an object and engage in joint attention, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. The findings, published Jan. 26 in the Royal Society's journal Biology Letters, suggests that the human brain develops this important social skill surprisingly early in infancy. Joint attention "“ where two people share attention to the same object "“ is a vital human social skill...


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