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The effect of weight distribution and previous experience on tool use training in infancy
(Vanderbilt University, 2011-04)
Many different factors play a role in the development of an infant’s ability to use tools. A previous version of the current study examined active versus observational learning on an infant’s ability to be trained to use ...
Infants' Anticipations and Grasps of Familiar and Unfamiliar Tools
(Vanderbilt University, 2016-04-15)
Infants must learn how to use many tools in order to engage in a variety of daily tasks. An unpublished pilot study in our lab suggests that 6.5 to 8.5-month-old infants fixated more on the handle of a familiar tool than ...
Prehension Enrichment Experience Facilitates Motor and Perceptual-Cognitive Development in Early Infancy
(Vanderbilt University, 2013-04-09)
Infants received a prehension enrichment experience (active training), which allowed pre-reaching infants to gain experience with prehension before they would normally begin such behaviors. During the prehension enrichment ...
Mismatched Tool: Determining the Properties by which Infants Categorize a Tool as “Spoon”
(Vanderbilt University, 2013-04-08)
In a study of infant tool use, Barrett, Davis, and Needham (2007) found that previous experience with spoons prevented infants from utilizing an unusual grasp of a teaspoon to complete a novel task. Infants were, however, ...