ERIC Number: EJ656328
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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Perception of the Symmetrical Patterning of Human Gait by Infants.
Booth, Amy E.; Pinto, Jeannine; Bertenthal, Bennett I.
Developmental Psychology, v38 n4 p554-63 Jul 2002
Two experiments tested infants' sensitivity to properties of point-light displays of a walker and a runner that were equivalent regarding the phasing of limb movements. Found that 3-, but not 5-month-olds, discriminated these displays. When the symmetrical phase-patterning of the runner display was perturbed by advancing two of its limbs by 25 percent of the gait cycle, both groups discriminated the walker display from the new phase- shifted runner display. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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