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Title: Using optogenetic dyadic animal models to elucidate the neural basis for human parent-infant social knowledge transmission
Authors: Leong, Victoria 
Ham, Gao Xiang
Augustine, George James
Keywords: Science::Medicine
Social sciences::Psychology
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Leong, V., Ham, G. X. & Augustine, G. J. (2021). Using optogenetic dyadic animal models to elucidate the neural basis for human parent-infant social knowledge transmission. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 15, 731691-.
Project: RG99/20 
Journal: Frontiers in Neural Circuits 
Abstract: Healthy early development depends on a warm reciprocal relationship between parent and offspring, where parent and infant interact in close temporal co-ordination as if engaged in a “dyadic dance” of glances, gestures, smiles and words (Stern, 1985; Gianino and Tronick, 1988). Most, if not all, early learning takes place during these well-choreographed social exchanges, which support cultural knowledge transmission from parent to offspring using verbal and non-verbal forms of communication and behavioural modelling. Such vicarious knowledge transmission through social interaction (rather than direct experience) is known as social learning (Bandura, 1971; Csibra and Gergely, 2009). Tomasello (2014) argues that human mastery of these “second-personal social relations” (Darwall, 2006)—in which social partners share and create joint knowledge, intentionality and goals—has accelerated the rise of the human species through “cultural intelligence” (Herrmann et al., 2007).
ISSN: 1662-5110
DOI: 10.3389/fncir.2021.731691
Schools: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) 
School of Social Sciences 
Rights: © 2021 Leong, Ham and Augustine. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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