Denis Tatone

Postdoctoral Fellow

E-mail address: denis.tatone@gmail.com

I was a PhD student at the Department of Cognitive Science, and currently I am working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the research center. I work in the Cognitive Development Center under the supervision of Gergely Csibra and Dan Sperber. I am currently working on: how infants represent object-mediated interactions; how different types of object-directed actions support different inferences about object value; how infants track coalitions and develop expectations of reciprocal exchange; how socially meaningful outcomes influence goal ascription; finally, how sensitivity to fairness, entitlement to resource acquisition and redress in distributional and common-pool contexts emerges during infancy. I mostly use behavioral measures, such as looking time and manual choice.

Conference presentations

Tatone, D., Hernik, M., Csibra, G. (2015). An offer you can't forget. Encoding of featural information of given but not taken objects in 12-month-old human infants. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, March 20.

Tatone, D., Hernik, M., Csibra, G. (2015). Giving -- but not taking -- actions afford object feature encoding in absence of outcome selectivity in 12-month-old infants. Poster presented at the Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, January 9.

Tatone, D., Csibra, G. (2014) Beyond the triad. Giving -- but not taking -- actions prime fairness expectations in dyadic social interactions for 15-month-old human infants. Poster presented at the fourth Rovereto Workshop on Cognition and Evolution, Rovereto, July 9.

Tatone, D., Hernik, M., Csibra, G. (2014). Socially meaningful outcomes influence infants' goal attribution. Talk presented at the XIX Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, July 4.

Tatone, D., Csibra, G. (2014). Infants' ability to track reciprocity is specific for benefit exchanges. Poster presented at the XIX Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, July 3.

Tatone, D., Csibra, G. (2014). Two faces of the same coin? Giving and taking prime different representations of social interactions in infants. Poster presented at the VI Dubrovnik Conference of Cognitive Science, Dubrovnik, May 23.

Tatone D., Csibra, G. (2014). Infants' expectations of equality are specific to distributive contexts. Poster presented at the Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, January 11.

Tatone, D., Csibra, G. (2013). Infants' expectations about positive contingent reciprocity. Talk presented at the 18th meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Budapest, August 30.

Tatone, D., Hernik, M., Csibra, G. (2013). The illusion of giving. How social outcomes influence infants' goal attribution. Poster presented at the Workshop on Integrating Self and Other, Budapest, June 21.

Tatone, D., Geraci, A., Csibra, G. (2013). Infants' expectations about giving and taking actions. Consistency, reciprocity, and generalizability. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, April 19.

Tatone, D., Csibra, G. (2012). The role of giving actions in infants' attribution of value to unfamiliar objects. A novel hypothesis. Poster presented at the Rovereto Workshop of Evolution and Cognition, Rovereto, June 30.

Publications

Salvadori, T., Blaszekova, T., Volein, A., Karap Z., Tatone, D., Mascaro, O., & Csibra G. (2015). Probing the Strength of Infants' Preference for Helpers over Hinderers: Two Replication Attempts of Hamlin and Wynn (2011). PLOS ONE, 10.1371/journal.pone.0140570

Tatone, D., & Csibra, G. (2015) Learning in and about opaque worlds. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 49-50.

Tatone, D., Geraci, A., Csibra, G. (2015). Giving and taking. Representational building blocks of active resource-transfer events in human infants. Cognition, 137, 47-62.

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