The organization of spontaneous leg movements in newborn infants.

Abstract

Spontaneous, supine kicking in newborn (2- and 4-week-old) infants is described in terms of its temporal structure, interjoint coordination, and muscle activation characteristics as measured by surface electromyography. Phasic kick movements shoed a constrained temporal organization in the movement, but not the pause phases. Hip, knee, and ankle joints… (More)

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