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Human interlimb coordination: the first 6 months of independent walking

Human interlimb coordination: the first 6 months of independent walking
Human interlimb coordination: the first 6 months of independent walking
The organization of interlimb coordination was studied in newly walking infants with and without support and in infants who had been walking 0.5, 1, 3, and 6 months. Analysis of the temporal and distance phase relationships between the limbs revealed that newly walking infants exhibit interlimb coordination similar to that of mature walkers. The coupling between the limbs, however, is loosely constrained, approaching adult-like consistency after 3 months of walking. Providing support for the newly walking infant afforded a more consistent, mature coordination suggesting that neuromuscular development is in advance of its ability to function in the physical world
0012-1630
445-456
Clark, Jane E.
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Whitall, Jill
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Phillips, Sally J.
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Clark, Jane E.
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Whitall, Jill
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Phillips, Sally J.
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Clark, Jane E., Whitall, Jill and Phillips, Sally J. (1988) Human interlimb coordination: the first 6 months of independent walking. Developmental Psychobiology, 21 (5), 445-456. (doi:10.1002/dev.420210504). (PMID:3402667)

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The organization of interlimb coordination was studied in newly walking infants with and without support and in infants who had been walking 0.5, 1, 3, and 6 months. Analysis of the temporal and distance phase relationships between the limbs revealed that newly walking infants exhibit interlimb coordination similar to that of mature walkers. The coupling between the limbs, however, is loosely constrained, approaching adult-like consistency after 3 months of walking. Providing support for the newly walking infant afforded a more consistent, mature coordination suggesting that neuromuscular development is in advance of its ability to function in the physical world

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Published date: 1988
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 360699
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/360699
ISSN: 0012-1630
PURE UUID: ada771dd-6b58-4d41-88ab-e3ecf040b5a1

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