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Imitation in the neonatal phase

Imitation has long been assumed to occur from birth, with influential theories  placing an innate imitation module at the foundation of social cognition (potentially underpinned by a mirror neuron System. Yet, the very phenomenon of neonatal imitation has remained controversial. Empirical support is mixed and interpretations are varied, potentially because previous investigations have relied heavily on cross-sectional designs with relatively small samples and with limited controls. Here, we report surprising results from the most comprehensive longitudinal study of neonatal imitation to date.

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http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2930257-3

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Myths about eye contact

There’s a lot of information on eye-contact, the power of eye-contact. There are also a lot of stories and lore as well as there is a lot of scientific research being done.

So, hard to find orientation within this thicket of information, results and (personal or stereotype) opinion. There’s a new study which shows that eye-contact is

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