ERIC Number: EJ467520
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Probing the Mechanism of Oscillations in Newborn Motor Activity.
Robertson, Steven S.
Developmental Psychology, v29 n4 p677-85 Jul 1993
Cyclical fluctuation in spontaneous motor activity (CM) emerges in fetus and persists in newborn. This "resetting" experiment perturbed CM by noise stimulus during infants' active sleep. Pre- and postperturbation CM were measured and compared. Subjects were 33 infants between 1 and 3 days of age. The stimulus induced a relative slowing of CM without affecting its strength or irregularity. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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