This study measured mu rhythm desynchronization (MRD) while nine-month-old infants observed an agent extend her arm and hand, palm up (‘back-of-hand action’) either in social (object and recipient present), individual (object present, recipient absent), or social object-absent (recipient present, object absent) situations across two experiments. In addition, infants’ MRD was measured as they reached for objects. Results revealed significant mu desynchronization in the right centro-parietal region selectively for the social group, indicating that infants processed the back-of-hand action as an object-directed request. Findings suggest to extend the action reconstruction account to object-directed communicative actions as well.

Mirroring communicative actions: Contextual modulation of mu rhythm desynchronization in response to the ‘back-of-hand’ action in 9-month-old infants / Karthik, Sriranjani; Parise, Eugenio; Liszkowski, Ulf. - In: DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 8756-5641. - 2022, 47:3(2022), pp. 158-174. [10.1080/87565641.2022.2055033]

Mirroring communicative actions: Contextual modulation of mu rhythm desynchronization in response to the ‘back-of-hand’ action in 9-month-old infants

Parise, Eugenio;
2022-01-01

Abstract

This study measured mu rhythm desynchronization (MRD) while nine-month-old infants observed an agent extend her arm and hand, palm up (‘back-of-hand action’) either in social (object and recipient present), individual (object present, recipient absent), or social object-absent (recipient present, object absent) situations across two experiments. In addition, infants’ MRD was measured as they reached for objects. Results revealed significant mu desynchronization in the right centro-parietal region selectively for the social group, indicating that infants processed the back-of-hand action as an object-directed request. Findings suggest to extend the action reconstruction account to object-directed communicative actions as well.
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Karthik, Sriranjani; Parise, Eugenio; Liszkowski, Ulf
Mirroring communicative actions: Contextual modulation of mu rhythm desynchronization in response to the ‘back-of-hand’ action in 9-month-old infants / Karthik, Sriranjani; Parise, Eugenio; Liszkowski, Ulf. - In: DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 8756-5641. - 2022, 47:3(2022), pp. 158-174. [10.1080/87565641.2022.2055033]
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