Exploring Links Between Sensorimotor and Visuospatial Body Representations in Infancy

Christie, Tamara and Slaughter, Virginia (2009) Exploring Links Between Sensorimotor and Visuospatial Body Representations in Infancy. Developmental Neuropsychology, 34 4: 448-460. doi:10.1080/87565640902964532


Author Christie, Tamara
Slaughter, Virginia
Title Exploring Links Between Sensorimotor and Visuospatial Body Representations in Infancy
Journal name Developmental Neuropsychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 8756-5641
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/87565640902964532
Volume 34
Issue 4
Start page 448
End page 460
Total pages 13
Editor Dennis L Molfese
Place of publication United States
Publisher Psychology Press
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
97 Expanding Knowledge
C1
Abstract The aim of this study was to explore whether sensorimotor and visuospatial body representations interact in early development. Sixty-two infants between 6 and 15 months of age were tested for visuospatial body representations via a human body visual discrimination task. Their motor activity during the discrimination task, as well as motor development and imitation skill, were assessed as indexes of sensorimotor body representations. Based on research with adults, we predicted inter-correlations between performance on the visuospatial body task and infants’ sensorimotor development; however, no significant associations were observed. Discussion speculates on developmental trajectories for these two distinct body representation systems.
Keyword MOTOR ACTIONS
PARTS
AUTOTOPAGNOSIA
KNOWLEDGE
AREA
DISSOCIATION
PERCEPTION
STRATEGY
CHILDREN
SYSTEM
Q-Index Code C1
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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