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Pointing (behaviour)

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Pointing behaviour in humans usually emerges in the first few months of an infant's life, before any language skills. By one year of age, around 50% of infants use pointing to draw attention to objects out of reach.

It's not currently known to what extent pointing is a 'learned' behaviour - or whether it's a completely innate behaviour.

Some other animals point - notably Bonobos.


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