The Syntax of Human Infant Reaching

  title={The Syntax of Human Infant Reaching},
  author={Neil E Berthier}
Early infant reaching is composed of multiple hand accelerations representing a sequence of corrective submovements. At the developmental onset of reaching, infants appear to "wrestle" their hands to a target and only very gradually show smoothing of their movements with experience. This rough character of infant reaching likely reflects the lack of development of the cerebellum. Cerebral cortical systems are able to provide approximate solutions for reaching tasks, and with extended experience… CONTINUE READING