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Event-related potentials to point-light displays of human actions in five-month-old infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19437209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Five-month-old infants viewed point-light displays depicting the human actions of walking, kicking, throwing, and running. These actions were presented as upright canonical displays and spatially scrambled displays in which the global form of the action was disrupted. Significant differences were observed between event-related potential (ERP) waveforms to the canonical and scrambled displays at mid-parietal, lateral parietal, temporal, and occipital electrode sites. These differences were clearest at lateral parietal electrode sites (P7 and P8) where the scrambled stimuli elicited a more positive waveform than the canonical stimuli. The findings represent initial neurophysiological evidence that infants in the first half year of life are sensitive to disruptions in the human form, and provide a basis for further work on the neurocognitive developments associated with changes in young infants' perception of human motion.
Peter J Marshall; Thomas F Shipley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental neuropsychology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1532-6942     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Neuropsychol     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-13     Completed Date:  2009-08-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8702038     Medline TA:  Dev Neuropsychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  368-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attention / physiology*
Brain Mapping*
Child Development / physiology*
Electroencephalography / methods
Evoked Potentials, Visual / physiology*
Motion Perception / physiology*
Photic Stimulation / methods
Reaction Time / physiology

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