Chapter 12. Joint Visual Attention in Infancy

  1. Gavin Bremner and
  2. Alan Slater
  1. George Butterworth

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470752180.ch12

Theories of Infant Development

Theories of Infant Development

How to Cite

Butterworth, G. (2004) Joint Visual Attention in Infancy, in Theories of Infant Development (eds G. Bremner and A. Slater), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470752180.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631233374

Online ISBN: 9780470752180



  • infancy;
  • language;
  • conventional codes;
  • traditional theories;
  • psychopathology


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction: Defining Joint Visual Attention

  • The Phylogeny of Joint Visual Attention

  • The Emergence of Joint Attention

  • Pointing and Joint Visual Attention

  • Pointing Comprehension in Humans

  • The Production of Pointing

  • Pointing and Prehension

  • Pointing and the Transition to Language

  • Pointing, Theory of Mind, and Childhood Autism

  • Conclusion