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Human infants dissociate structural and dynamic information in biological motion:evidence from neural systems

Reid, Vincent M. and Hoehl, Stefanie and Landt, Jennifer and Striano, Tricia (2008) Human infants dissociate structural and dynamic information in biological motion:evidence from neural systems. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 3 (2). pp. 161-167. ISSN 1749-5016

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Abstract

This study investigates how human infants process and interpret human movement. Neural correlates to the perception of (i) possible biomechanical motion, (ii) impossible biomechanical motion and (iii) biomechanically possible motion but nonhuman corrupted body schema were assessed in infants of 8 months. Analysis of event-related potentials resulting from the passive viewing of these point-light displays (PLDs) indicated a larger positive amplitude over parietal channels between 300 and 700 ms for observing biomechanically impossible PLDs when compared with other conditions. An early negative activation over frontal channels between 200 and 350 ms dissociated schematically impossible PLDs from other conditions. These results show that in infants, different cognitive systems underlie the processing of structural and dynamic features by 8 months of age.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Social cognitive and affective neuroscience
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
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ID Code: 58349
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 19 Sep 2012 11:19
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2014 15:06
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58349

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