geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Twelve- and 16-month-old infants recognize properties of mentioned absent things


, : Twelve- and 16-month-old infants recognize properties of mentioned absent things. Developmental Science 7(5): 599-611

Absent reference comprehension is a critical achievement of early development, yet little is known about its emergence. In the current study, 12- and 16-month-old infants' recognition of properties of mentioned absent things was used as an index of absent reference comprehension. Infants were presented with displays matching the color and prior spatial location of a mentioned absent object and displays matching the color and prior spatial location of a non-mentioned absent object. Infants could reveal their comprehension of absent reference by directing more looking and gesturing at the display matching the mentioned absent object than at the display matching the non-mentioned absent object. Infants at both ages revealed some tendency to do so, but infants at 16 months revealed more advanced understanding--infants at 16 months, but not at 12 months, coordinated their attention to the display matching properties of the mentioned absent thing with looks to the speaker. Implications for the infants' understanding of communicative intentions are discussed.

US$29.90

PMID: 15603292


Other references

Lau, J.Siu.Fung.; Cheung, S-Hang., 2012: Illusory contour formation survives crowding. Flanked objects are difficult to identify using peripheral vision due to visual crowding, which limits conscious access to target identity. Nonetheless, certain types of visual information have been shown to survive crowding. Such resilience to cr...

Malmer N.; Wallen B., 1980: Wet deposition of plant mineral nutrients in southern sweden. Available chemical analyses of the precipitation from rural areas in southernmost Sweden were compiled. The mean concentration of Na, K, Mg, Ca, N, Cl and S in the annual precipitation was calculated as well as the mean annual wet deposition for t...

Benabarre Ciria, S.; Rodríguez Torrente, M.; Olivera Pueyo, J.; Lorente Aznar, Tófilo.; Lorés Casanova, S.; Pelegrín Valero, C.; Galindo Ortiz de Landazuri, Jé.; Valles Noguero, J., 2016: Study protocol concerning the determining factors of physical and psychosocial destabilisation in the elderly. The main objective of this study is to define the factors associated with frailty and psychosocial imbalance in elderly people who live in the community. Multicentre prospective study with a representative sample of subjects older than 75 years wh...

Borrecco, J.E.; Marsh, R.E., 1992: Proceedings Fifteenth Vertebrate Pest Conference. Hyatt Newporter, Newport Beach, California. March 3, 4 and 5, 1992. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference, 15 i-x, 1-415

Li, X.; Samei, E.; Segars, W.Paul.; Sturgeon, G.M.; Colsher, J.G.; Toncheva, G.; Yoshizumi, T.T.; Frush, D.P., 2011: Patient-specific radiation dose and cancer risk estimation in CT: part I. development and validation of a Monte Carlo program. Radiation-dose awareness and optimization in CT can greatly benefit from a dose-reporting system that provides dose and risk estimates specific to each patient and each CT examination. As the first step toward patient-specific dose and risk estima...

Arístegui, J.; Delgado, A.; Humayor, J.; Cisterna, R.; Suárez, L.; Sevilla, R.; Antón-Badiola, J., 1986: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in childhood. Report of 3 cases and review of the literature. Three infants with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are reported. Two cases belong to infants died with AIDS; one of them have as infection source multiple transfusions of blood during the neonatal period and the other case was an hae...

Stipcevic, M., 1992: Black-winged pratincole Glareola nordmanni confirmed in Croatia. Acrocephalus (Ljubljana): 13: 180-182 No. 55

Vaidyanadhan R., 1957: Significance of certain sedimentary structures in Cuddapah sandstones. Basal quartzose sandstones of the Cuddapah (Precambrian) succession in new exposures between Tirupati and Tirumala, Andhra, India, exhibit cross-laminations, groove casts, and other structures indicative of deposition in a deltaic environment. Tra...

Liang, S-Neng.; Gan, F-Ping.; Yan, B-Kun.; Wei, H-Yan.; Xiao, C-Chao., 2014: A study on the relationship between the composition and spectral feature parameters in chlorite. In order to explore the intrinsic relationship of mineral spectral characteristics and its composition, and provide the basis for the detection of mineral micro information by using hyperspectral technology, based on the thinsection analysis, the...

Dochain, D.; Perrier, M., 1992: Adaptive linearizing control of the activated sludge process. Mededelingen van de Faculteit Landbouwwetenschappen Universiteit Gent 57(4 PART A-B): 2239-2248