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date: 28 May 2020

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The development of reaching actions in infancy is addressed by examining how visual perception is interwoven with movement coordination and control. Framed within the ideas of ecological psychology and the constraint-led approach, it is demonstrated that the development of reaching actions involves multiple interacting constraints such as maturation of the central nervous system, biomechanical factors, and informational constraints. None of these constraints uniquely prescribes the developmental trajectory, nor has one of them logical priority. In accordance with the central tenet of the ecological approach, we emphasize the role of visual information in the development of action. These findings are integrated within recent neuropsychological evidence for the existence of functionally and neuroanatomically separate visual systems.

Keywords: early reaching, motor development, visual system, information, coordination and control

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