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Maturational and situational determinants of reaching at its onset

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Author(s):
Cunha, Andrea Baraldi [1] ; Soares, Daniele de Almeida [2] ; Carvalho, Raquel de Paula [3] ; Rosander, Kerstin [4] ; von Hofsten, Claes [4] ; Tudella, Eloisa [1]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Neuropediat Sect, Dept Phys Therapy, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Mato Grosso do Sul, Ctr Biol & Hlth Sci, Phys Therapy, BR-79070900 Campo Grande, MS - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Hlth Sci, BR-11015020 Santos, SP - Brazil
[4] Uppsala Univ, Dept Psychol, SE-75142 Uppsala - Sweden
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: INFANT BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT; v. 41, p. 64-72, NOV 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

At 3 months of age, reaching behavior was measured in a group of 10 girls and 10 boys born at term. The assessments were carried out on the average 2 days after reaching onset. Reaching kinematics was measured in both supine and reclined positions. Girls reached more than boys, had straighter reaching trajectories and movements of shorter durations as well as fewer movement units. The reclined position gave rise to straighter trajectories in both girls and boys. Several anthropometric parameters were measured. Girls had less length and volume of the forearm than boys but similar upper arm volumes. There was a weak relation between kinematic and anthropometric variables. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/08263-5 - Collaboration among researchers to conduct studies on manual reaching, eye movements and eye-head coordination in full-term infants and preterm and training for researchers
Grantee:Eloisa Tudella
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
FAPESP's process: 09/14847-0 - Influence of training on manual reaching ability in infants
Grantee:Eloisa Tudella
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 09/13631-3 - Influence of training on manual reaching ability in infants
Grantee:Andréa Baraldi Cunha
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 09/06841-1 - The effect of additional weight load on exploratory behavior in preterm infants
Grantee:Daniele de Almeida Soares Marangoni
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master