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560 2/19 07/05/2009 18:10:00 Imitation: Earliest form of learning? Do newborns imitate?        Meltzoff and Moor •       Ex: tounge •       Sometimes! •       (youtube video of imitation, tongue imitation) •       in order to really show a CAUSAL relationship you have to prove  baby is randomly sticking tongue out, got to show face rate measurements etc. •       imitating USUALLY doesn’t work o       imitation of emotion (picture of little kid sticking up middle finger) •       Vocal imitation o       How is imitation a form of learning? o       Unless you are picking up something from environment there is  nothing to imitate. .it is a form of learning o       Habituation •       Get bored of it and want to see something new o       Conditioning •       Ex: tone   air puff •       Newborns learned to shut eyes
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•       Memory o       Recognition •       Recognize familiar things •       Ex: multiple choice exams •       This one is simpler than recall o       Recall •       Remember ABSENT things without reminder
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