Sensorimotor wandering: leading spontaneously early human development
Keywords:Infant, sensorimotor, development, spontaneous, movement
Have you ever seen a newborn baby seemingly aimlessly move their arms and legs? Even though babies at this stage have little understanding of the world or how to control their own bodies, babies wander and pursue various sensorimotor experiences by moving their limbs. This “sensorimotor wandering” contributes to early development in terms of learning the basis of how to control one’s own body.
Original article reference
Kanazawa, H., Yamada, Y., Tanaka, K., Kawai, M., Niwa, F., Iwanaga, K., & Kuniyoshi, Y. (2023). Open-ended movements structure sensorimotor information in early human development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120(1). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2209953120
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