Development of reaching in infancy

@article{Berthier2005DevelopmentOR,
  title={Development of reaching in infancy},
  author={Neil E Berthier and Rachel E Keen},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={169},
  pages={507-518}
}
The development of reaching for stationary objects was studied longitudinally in 12 human infants: 5 from the time of reach onset to 5 months of age, 5 from 6 to 20 months of age, and 2 from reach onset to 20 months of age. We used linear mixed-effects statistical modeling and found a gradual slowing of reach speed and a more rapid decrease of movement jerk with increasing age. The elbow was essentially locked during early reaching, but was prominently used by 6 months. Differences between… CONTINUE READING
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