-support for real imitation. Deyong observed infants when they interacted with two objects: one stimluated tongue movements, the other poenign and closeing of the mouth. Findings showed infants between 5-12 weeks made little interactional synchrony response to the objects, therefore suggesting that infants display specific social responses to human interactions and it is not psuedo-imitation.
-other supporting research: Condon and Sander analysed video footage to find that behaviour of infants was coordinated with the adults speech almost as if taking turns in a conversation. This supports the idea of interactional synchrony and that behaviour is innate.
-Piaget-Behaviour is leaned rather than innate in the first year of an infants life as they are just repeated behaviour that is being rewarded and are not consciously translating what they see into matching movements. So reciprocity and interactional synchrony do not occur
-Meltzoff and Moores study lacks reliability