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Moving What Is Seen: Arm Visibility Modulates Infants' Manual Preference

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Pogetti, Livia Silveira [1, 2] ; de Souza, Rosana Machado [1] ; Tudella, Eloisa [2] ; Teixeira, Luis Augusto [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Human Motor Syst Lab, BR-05508030 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Movement Anal & Res Lab, BR-13560 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY; v. 39, n. 5, p. 331-341, 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Effect of arm visibility on immediate manual preference was evaluated in 5-month-old infants on the task of reaching for a toy. Manual preference was assessed under full vision, and then in consecutive intervals in which vision of the preferred arm was occluded. Results showed that preferred arm visual occlusion led to reduced frequency of its use, with weakened persistence of that effect in the ensuing reestablishment of full vision. These results reveal that visual contact with the arms modulates their selection to perform reaching movements. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/15193-3 - Visibility of arms in the action of reaching in infants: effect on handedness and motor control
Grantee:Livia Silveira Pogetti
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 10/01581-9 - Origin, amplification and diffusion of manual preference in childhood and its relation with intermanual asymmetry of performance
Grantee:Rosana Machado de Souza
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate