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Research in the Infant Motor Lab focuses on perceptual and motor development in human infants. Of particular interest is the role of vision in reaching, the development of motor control, and the development of handedness.

The lab is part of a larger group of developmental researchers called the Child Study Center in the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The lab shares research interests with the Autonomous Learning Laboratory in the Department of Computer Science and also the Department of Kinesiology.

The lab uses a Visualeyez VZ4000 real-time motion capture system by PhoeniX Technologies to measure kinematic variables in infant reaching and motor performance.

Lab Contact Information

Infant Motor Lab
Neil Berthier, Director
408 Tobin Hall, 135 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003 USA

Phone: 413-545-0535
Fax: 413-545-0996
Email: berthier[at]psych.umass.edu

Last Update: 4 February 2009
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