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Detection of the relevant type of locomotion in infancy: crawlers versus walkers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18771803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Human infants show a preference for individuals who are similar to them. Using point-light displays of human walkers and crawlers as stimuli, we examined whether infants' preference for the motions of crawling and walking changes between, before, and after the onset of bipedal walking. The results show that crawling and walking infants prefer the types of locomotion that are similar to their own, respectively. These indicate that the infants detect the similarities between the motions they performed and they observed, which provides the behavioral evidence that the production of a particular motion is connected to its perception in infancy.
Wakako Sanefuji; Hidehiro Ohgami; Kazuhide Hashiya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2008-09-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infant behavior & development     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1934-8800     ISO Abbreviation:  Infant Behav Dev     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-10     Completed Date:  2009-08-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806016     Medline TA:  Infant Behav Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  624-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University, 6-19-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development / physiology
Imitative Behavior / physiology*
Locomotion / physiology*
Motor Skills / physiology
Photic Stimulation / methods
Visual Perception / physiology
Walking / physiology*
Young Adult

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