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Relation of stable hand-use preferences to the development of skill for managing multiple objects from 7 to 13 months of age.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18551469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Expression of multiple object management skills (manual acquisition and storage of objects) was examined longitudinally at 7, 9, 11, and 13 months for 38 infants (19 females) whose hand use preference was either stable (consistently right or left across the ages) or nonstable (either no hand-use preference exhibited or inconsistent preference across the ages). Four separate sets of four distinctive objects each were presented singly to the infant's right and left side, with the presentation of each subsequent object contingent on the infant manipulating the previous object. Expression of multiple object management skills significantly increased with age. Infants with stable hand-use preferences produced more object acquisition and storage acts than those without a stable hand-use preference. Older infants with stable hand-use preferences exhibited more "sophisticated" sequences of multiple object management acts than those without. The role of stable hand-use preference in the development of manual skill and cognition is discussed.
Authors:
Kathleen A Kotwica; Claudio L Ferre; George F Michel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychobiology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1098-2302     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychobiol     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-18     Completed Date:  2008-08-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0164074     Medline TA:  Dev Psychobiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-29     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Research & Product Development, Security Executive Council, 158 Prendiville Way, Marlborough, MA 01752, USA. k2kotwica@secleader.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attention*
Child Development*
Child Psychology*
Choice Behavior*
Cognition
Female
Functional Laterality*
Humans
Infant
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Motor Skills
Psychomotor Performance*

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