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

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Journal publication date2006
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Journal number3
Volume395
Number of pages4
Pages211-214
Original languageEnglish

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.