Lindsey Powell: Developmental Social Perception

Lindsey Powell: Developmental Social Perception

Date Posted: 

June 11, 2014

Date Recorded: 

June 11, 2014

CBMM Speaker(s): 

  • All Captioned Videos
  • Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course 2014

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Description: 

Topics: Infant studies reveal non-verbal building blocks for social perception; looking time methods: preferential looking (what/who is more interesting/pleasing), (de)habituation (what/who is similar), violation of expected looking (what is surprising), anticipatory looking (what will happen next); infants’ ability to recognize faces and social categories (e.g. gender, race, attractiveness, language) and visual cues used to make these distinctions; infants’ expectations of imitation among groups (members of social groups act alike); active preference measures, such as whether infants prefer helpers or hinderers, and what visual cues contribute to this preference; with regard to individual actions, infants appear to use an inverse planning model to interpret actions, and a similar strategy may be used to reason about social interaction