Adaptive Dynamics of the Leg Movement Patterns of Human Infants: I. The Effects of Posture on Spontaneous Kicking.

@article{Jensen1994AdaptiveDO,
  title={Adaptive Dynamics of the Leg Movement Patterns of Human Infants: I. The Effects of Posture on Spontaneous Kicking.},
  author={Jody L Jensen and Klaus Werner Schneider and Beverly D. Ulrich and Ronald F. Zernicke and Elizabeth Thelen},
  journal={Journal of motor behavior},
  year={1994},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={303-312}
}
This is the first of two articles in which we describe how infants adapt their spontaneous leg movements to changes in posture or to elicitation of behaviors by a mechanical treadmill. In this article, we compare the kinematics of kicks produced by 3-month-old infants in three postures, supine, angled (45 degrees ), and vertical, and examine the changes in muscular and nonmuscular force contributions to limb trajectory. By manipulating posture we were able to assess the sensitivity of the… CONTINUE READING

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