Evolution, Development and Intentional Control of Imitation

A specific targeted research project of the
European (FP6)
NEST/Pathfinder initiative
"What it means to be human”


The human capacity for imitation provides the foundation for language acquisition, skill learning, socialisation, and enculturation.
The dominant North American model claims that imitation is innate.
The EDICI project replaces this conception with a model incorporating evolutionary, developmental and cultural inputs to imitation.

EDICI Workshop - Vienna, 5-7 March 2008

Proposal acronym: EDICI
Proposal number: 12929
Type of instrument: STREP
Activity code addressed: NEST-2003-Path-3
Duration of the project: 4/2005 – 4/2008
Co-ordinator: Dr. Ludwig Huber