The authors were financially supported by the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (18000090 to M.K.Y. and 21830042 to N.S.), and the Grant for Promotion of Research by Faculty of Humanities, Niigata University (to N.S.).
How do infants utilize radial optic flow for their motor actions?: A review of behavioral and neural studies
Version of Record online: 18 MAY 2010
© Japanese Psychological Association 2010
Japanese Psychological Research
Special Issue: Brain mechanisms for integration and interaction of perception, cognition, and action
Volume 52, Issue 2, pages 78–90, May 2010
How to Cite
SHIRAI, N. and YAMAGUCHI, M. K. (2010), How do infants utilize radial optic flow for their motor actions?: A review of behavioral and neural studies. Japanese Psychological Research, 52: 78–90. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-5884.2010.00426.x
- Issue online: 18 MAY 2010
- Version of Record online: 18 MAY 2010
- (Received July 28, 2009; accepted November 14, 2009)
- radial optic flow;
- visuo-motor interaction;
- the parietal cortex
Radial optic flow is one of the crucial cues for the perception of motion-in-depth and contributes to our daily adaptive actions such as locomotion or postural control. Although many researchers have examined the development of radial motion perception and that of adaptive motor actions, no valid developmental model for visuo-motor coordination has been proposed. In the present study, we tried to propose a developmental framework for the interactive process between visual radial motion perception and the adaptive motor actions in infancy, with a brief review of the previous psychophysical, psychophysiological, and neurophysiological studies. The effect of the functional development of the posterior parietal cortex, which might be induced by the experiences of ego motion in particular developmental periods, on visuo-motor coordination was discussed.