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Locomotor experience affects self and emotion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18793056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two studies investigated the role of locomotor experience on visual proprioception in 8-month-old infants. Visual proprioception refers to the sense of self-motion induced in a static person by patterns of optic flow. A moving room apparatus permitted displacement of an entire enclosure (except for the floor) or the side walls and ceiling. In Study 1, creeping infants and prelocomotor/walker infants showed significantly greater postural compensation and emotional responses to side wall movement than did same-age prelocomotor infants. Study 2 used true random assignment of prelocomotor infants to locomotor-training (via a powered-mobility device) and no-training conditions. Experimental infants showed powerful effects of locomotor training. These results imply that locomotor experience is playing a causal role in the ontogeny of visual proprioception.
Ichiro Uchiyama; David I Anderson; Joseph J Campos; David Witherington; Carl B Frankel; Laure Lejeune; Marianne Barbu-Roth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0012-1649     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychol     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-16     Completed Date:  2008-12-31     Revised Date:  2014-09-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260564     Medline TA:  Dev Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1225-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child Psychology*
Infant Behavior
Visual Perception*
Grant Support
HD-39925/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; HD50638/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; P20MD00262/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS; R01 HD039925-01A1/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD039925-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD039925-02S1/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD039925-03/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD039925-04/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD039925-05/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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