What is the role of infant banging in the development of tool use?

@article{Kahrs2012WhatIT,
  title={What is the role of infant banging in the development of tool use?},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Alexander Kahrs and Wendy P. Jung and Jeffrey J. Lockman},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={218},
  pages={315-320}
}
Throughout the first year, infants are known to engage in repetitive motor behaviors. The current study examines the changes in the hand trajectory of one such behavior, banging, during the second half-year and the implications of these changes for tool use development. Fourteen (7- to 14-month-old) infants were seated at a table and presented with a small wooden cube. Kinematic measurements of their banging movements were recorded at 240 Hz. Analyses revealed stable temporal characteristics of… CONTINUE READING
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