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Intermanual Transfer of Shapes in Preterm Human Infants From 33 to 34 + 6 Weeks Postconceptional Age.
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PMID:  22469180     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study investigated the ability of preterm infants to learn an object shape with one hand and discriminate a new shape in the opposite hand (without visual control). Twenty-four preterm infants between 33 and 34 + 6 gestational weeks received a tactile habituation task with either their right or left hand followed by a tactile discrimination task in the opposite hand. The results confirmed that habituation occurred for both shapes and both hands. Infants subsequently held the novel shape longer in the opposite hand. The results reveal that preterm infants are capable of intermanual transfer of shape information. In spite of the immaturity of the corpus callosum in preterm infants, its development seems to be sufficient to allow some transfer of information between both hands.
Fleur Lejeune; Leïla Marcus; Frédérique Berne-Audeoud; Arlette Streri; Thierry Debillon; Edouard Gentaz
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1467-8624     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Child Development © 2012 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
Université Pierre Mendès-France Intensive and regular neonatal care unit, CHRU Grenoble Université Paris Descartes, France.
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