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Motor System, Development of

  • By: Karen E. Adolph & Sarah E. Berger
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Motor development involves advances in behavior across the entire body—the eyes and head for looking, the trunk for maintaining a stable postural base, the arms and hands for manual actions, and the limbs for locomotion. Development entails increasing coordination between active ...