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Title: Neural marker of habituation at 5 months of age associated with deferred imitation performance at 12 months: a longitudinal study in the UK and the Gambia
Authors: Katus, Laura
Milosavljevic, Bosiljka
Rozhko, Maria
McCann, Samantha
Mason, Luke
Mbye, Ebrima
Touray, Ebou
Moore, Sophie E.
Elwell, Clare E.
Lloyd-Fox, Sarah
de Haan, Michelle
The Bright Study Team
Keywords: Social sciences::Psychology
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Katus, L., Milosavljevic, B., Rozhko, M., McCann, S., Mason, L., Mbye, E., Touray, E., Moore, S. E., Elwell, C. E., Lloyd-Fox, S., de Haan, M. & The Bright Study Team (2022). Neural marker of habituation at 5 months of age associated with deferred imitation performance at 12 months: a longitudinal study in the UK and the Gambia. Children, 9(7), 9070988-. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/children9070988
Journal: Children 
Abstract: Across cultures, imitation provides a crucial route to learning during infancy. However, neural predictors which would enable early identification of infants at risk of suboptimal developmental outcomes are still rare. In this paper, we examine associations between ERP markers of habituation and novelty detection measured at 1 and 5 months of infant age in the UK (n = 61) and rural Gambia (n = 214) and infants' responses on a deferred imitation task at 8 and 12 months. In both cohorts, habituation responses at 5 months significantly predicted deferred imitation responses at 12 months of age in both cohorts. Furthermore, ERP habituation responses explained a unique proportion of variance in deferred imitation scores which could not be accounted for by a neurobehavioural measure (Mullen Scales of Early Learning) conducted at 5 months of age. Our findings highlight the potential for ERP markers of habituation and novelty detection measured before 6 months of age to provide insight into later imitation abilities and memory development across diverse settings.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/164806
ISSN: 2227-9067
DOI: 10.3390/children9070988
Schools: School of Social Sciences 
Rights: © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/ 4.0/).
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