Hifumi Tsubokura

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Considerable knowledge on neural development related to speech perception has been obtained by functional imaging studies using near-infrared spectroscopy (optical topography). In particular, a pioneering study showed stronger left-dominant activation in the temporal lobe for (normal) forward speech (FW) than for (reversed) backward speech (BW) in neonates.(More)
Human fetuses and young infants have a repertoire of distinct patterns of spontaneous movements. A set of these movement patterns are known as general movements (GMs), which were defined by Prechtl as gross movements involving the whole body, and lasting from a few seconds to several minutes, or longer. GMs are characterized by the variable sequence of arm,(More)
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