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The perception of biological motion by infants: An event-related potential study

Reid, V M and Hoehl, S and Striano, T (2006) The perception of biological motion by infants: An event-related potential study. Neuroscience Letters, 395 (3). pp. 211-214. ISSN 0304-3940

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Abstract

The current study investigates how human infants process and interpret human movement. Neural correlates to the perception of biological motion by 8-month-old infants were assessed. Analysis of event-related potentials (ERPs) resulting from the passive viewing of upright and inverted point-light displays (PLDs) depicting human movement indicated a larger positive amplitude in right parietal regions between 200 and 300 ms for observing upright PLDs when compared with observing inverted PLDs. These results show that infants at 8 months of age process upright and inverted PLDs differently from each other The implications for our understanding of infant visual perception are discussed. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Neuroscience Letters
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infants ; ERPs ; Biological motion ; Social cognition ; Action perception
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 58368
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 23 Oct 2012 14:30
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 15:24
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58368

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