BTG- Cultural Learning in Mother-Infant Sensorimotor Projects: Computational analysis of shared action patterns

Project: Internally funded project

Project Details


This Bridging the Gap (BTG) project brings together expertise in high-precision motion capture of whole-body interactions (Biomedical Engineering) and advanced psychological scholarship on embodied cognition (Education) to analyse in computational detail everyday games and rituals between mothers and their babies. Ten Scottish mother-infant dyads at 5 and 8 months of age recorded at Strathclyde will complement comparable Japanese mother-infant recordings carried out in Tokyo. By understanding not only the development of the infant’s contribution to social participation, but also the cultural differences between populations, this project will advance a psychological understanding of development and the role of culture in shaping social expectations and patterns.
Effective start/end date12/11/1217/06/13