Efficiency and Experience in Infants' Goal Representations

Efficiency and Experience in Infants' Goal Representations

3-month-olds' goal representations are tested by exposing them to habituation stimuli showing an actor carrying out a simple goal oriented action (e.g. reaching for an object over a barrier and causing it to light up). Infants' expectations that this acction is motivated by a goal and should follow the principle of efficiency is studied by measuring infant looking time to efficient and inefficient reaches to the object once the barrier is removed. 

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