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Social Understanding

Children begin observing behavior patterns of others at an early age.

Studies have shown that even infants not only passively observe other people, but actively interpret their actions and draw conclusions from them.



How do we explore social understanding?


We show participants videos of actions and analyze, for example  the eye movement using an Eye-tracker



Why is that important?


Social understanding is especially important in everyday life. For example, road collisions can only be avoided if we can understand the intentions of others and predict their actions.