The universal gesture of pointing originates in an attempt to touch an object rather than use a finger like an arrow to draw attention to it. Experiments show that infants interpret pointing as if they were “attempts to touch things, not as arrows.”


The universal gesture of pointing originates in an attempt to touch an object rather than use a finger like an arrow to draw attention to it. Experiments show that infants interpret pointing as if they were “attempts to touch things, not as arrows.”
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