New paper: Fourteen-Month-Old Infants Track the Language Comprehension of Communicative Partners

September 7, 2018

This study found that  

  • 14-month-olds show an N400 effect even when only an observer encounters semantic incongruity (an object mislabeled), themselves not.
  • Infants exhibit similar neural markers when following the linguistic understanding of a social partner as they show when processing word meaning.
  • Infant 'Theory of Mind' goes beyond the attribution of false beliefs about object location as it allows attribution of miscomprehension as well.