Evidence of motor planning in infant reaching behavior.

  title={Evidence of motor planning in infant reaching behavior.},
  author={Laura J. Claxton and Rachel E Keen and Michael E McCarty},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={14 4},
When adults reach for an object, kinematic measures of their approach movement are affected by what they intend to do after grasping it. We examined whether such future intended actions would be reflected in the approach-to-grasp phase of infant reaching. Twenty-one 10-month-old infants were encouraged to either throw a ball into a tub or fit it down a tube. Kinematic measures of the approach phase of the reach toward the ball were obtained using a motion analysis system. Infants, like adults… CONTINUE READING
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