• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in Developmental psychology 2008
  • DOI:10.1037/a0013224

Locomotor experience affects self and emotion.

@article{Uchiyama2008LocomotorEA,
  title={Locomotor experience affects self and emotion.},
  author={Ichiro Uchiyama and David I. Anderson and Joseph j. Campos and David C. Witherington and Carl B. Frankel and Laure Lejeune and Marianne Barbu-Roth},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={
          1225-31
        }
}
Two studies investigated the role of locomotor experience on visual proprioception in 8-month-old infants. Visual proprioception refers to the sense of self-motion induced in a static person by patterns of optic flow. A moving room apparatus permitted displacement of an entire enclosure (except for the floor) or the side walls and ceiling. In Study 1, creeping infants and prelocomotor/walker infants showed significantly greater postural compensation and emotional responses to side wall movement… CONTINUE READING

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