Professor Carrie Palmquist
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Friday, November 21, 2014
Many cognitive developmentalists believe that humans are uniquely adapted to teach and learn from others. One way we go about doing this is by paying close attention to the information that others provide us. Interestingly, even very young children are sensitive to certain cues that humans use to indicate that they are sharing important information (e.g., child-directed speech, pointing, eye contact, etc.). This talk will focus specifically on children's sensitivity to one cue in particular: pointing, and how this gesture affects children's learning and interactions with others.