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Developmental changes in point-light walker processing during childhood: A two-year follow-up ERP study.
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PMID:  23376474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Event-related potentials were measured in twenty-four children aged 6-15 years, at one-year intervals for two years, to investigate developmental changes in each subject's neural response to a point-light walker (PLW) and a scrambled PLW (sPLW) stimulus. One positive peak (P1) and two negative peaks (N1 and N2) were observed in both occipitotemporal regions at approximately 130, 200, and 300-400ms. The amplitude and latency of the P1 component measured by the occipital electrode decreased during development over the first one-year period. Negative amplitudes of both N1 and N2, induced by the PLW stimulus, were significantly larger than those induced by the sPLW stimulus. Moreover, for the P1-N1 amplitude, the values for the eight-year-old children were significantly larger than those for the twelve-year-old children. N1 and N2 latency at certain electrodes decreased with age, but no consistent changes were observed. These results suggest that enhanced electrophysiological responses to PLW can be observed in all age groups, and that the early components were changed even over the course of a single year at the age of twelve.
Masahiro Hirai; Shoko Watanabe; Yukiko Honda; Ryusuke Kakigi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental cognitive neuroscience     Volume:  5C     ISSN:  1878-9307     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Cogn Neurosci     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101541838     Medline TA:  Dev Cogn Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  51-62     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Integrative Physiology, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, 38 Nishigonaka, Myodaiji, Okazaki 444-8585, Japan; Institute for Developmental Research, Aichi Human Service Center, 713-8 Kagiya-cho, Kasugai, Aichi 480-0392, Japan. Electronic address:
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