How Supine Postural Preferences of Infants Can Contribute Toward the Development of Handedness

@inproceedings{CORYELL2009HowSP,
  title={How Supine Postural Preferences of Infants Can Contribute Toward the Development of Handedness},
  author={JANE F. CORYELL and GEORGE F. MICHEL Coryell},
  year={2009}
}
  • JANE F. CORYELL, GEORGE F. MICHEL Coryell
  • Published 2009
During their first three months postpartum, infants manifest an asymmetrically lateralized head position preference, typically turned to the right. This head position preference elicits an asymmetrical tonic neck reflex, which places one hand in the infant's visual field. As a result, infants have differential visual experience of their two hands. The majority of infants have more visual experience with their right hands than their left. Knowledge of which hand an infant has had more visual… CONTINUE READING
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