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Human interlimb coordination: the first 6 months of independent walking.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3402667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The organization of interlimb coordination was studied in newly walking infants with and without support and in infants who had been walking 0.5, 1, 3, and 6 months. Analysis of the temporal and distance phase relationships between the limbs revealed that newly walking infants exhibit interlimb coordination similar to that of mature walkers. The coupling between the limbs, however, is loosely constrained, approaching adult-like consistency after 3 months of walking. Providing support for the newly walking infant afforded a more consistent, mature coordination suggesting that neuromuscular development is in advance of its ability to function in the physical world.
J E Clark; J Whitall; S J Phillips
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychobiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0012-1630     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychobiol     Publication Date:  1988 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-09-21     Completed Date:  1988-09-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0164074     Medline TA:  Dev Psychobiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  445-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Education, University of Maryland, College Park 20742.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development*
Functional Laterality*
Motor Skills*

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