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ERIC Number: EJ637766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
The Development of Reaching and Looking Preferences in Infants to Objects of Different Sizes.
Newman, Christopher; Atkinson, Janette; Braddick, Oliver
Developmental Psychology, v37 n4 p561-72 Jul 2001
Recorded reaching and looking preferences and movement kinematics among 5- to 15-month-olds divided into 3 age groups. Found that 5- to 12-month-olds preferred looking first at a large object; 8.5- to 12-month-olds showed preference for reaching to smaller (graspable) objects. Kinematic measures suggested that onset of object-oriented action requires a slowing down of reach and an extended "homing-in" phase. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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