Recognition of Point-Light Biological Motion Displays by Young Children

@article{Pavlova2001RecognitionOP,
  title={Recognition of Point-Light Biological Motion Displays by Young Children},
  author={Marina A Pavlova and Ingeborg Kr{\"a}geloh-Mann and Alexander N. Sokolov and Niels Birbaumer},
  journal={Perception},
  year={2001},
  volume={30},
  pages={925 - 933}
}
We tested the ability of children 3–5 years of age to recognise biological motion displays. Children and adults were presented with moving point-light configurations depicting a walking person, four-legged animals (dogs), and a bird. Participants were able to reliably recognise displays with biological motion, but failed in the identification of a static (four consecutive frames taken from each sequence) version. The results indicate that, irrespective of the highly reduced and unusual… 

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