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Visuomotor mechanisms in reaching in adults, infants, and children

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This thesis investigates how adults, infants, and children use visual information to control reaching movements. To do this, the kinematics of a reaching movement were recorded using a 6 camera motion tracking system.

Adult reaching movements were investigated in three different experiments. The first experiment looked at the effect of visual information about the reach space and the target on reaching movements. Adult reaches are significantly affected by removal of visual informat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Visual Development Unit
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology

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Supervisor
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Funding agency for:
Erin Babinsky
Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
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Local pid:
ora:11604

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