Development of Biological Motion Processing in Normalcy and Pathology

Marina A. Pavlova

in People Watching

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780195393705
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979271 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Series in Visual Cognition

Development of Biological Motion Processing in Normalcy and Pathology

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Visual processing of biological motion by living organisms is crucial for adaptive social behavior and nonverbal communication. Investigations of how the perception of body motion operates in populations with developmental disorders of different etiologies can provide important insights into the neural mechanisms that underlie social perceptions. This chapter describes the role of structural and functional brain connectivity for biological motion perception and visual social cognition.

Keywords: visual social cognition; biological motion; brain connectivity; development; developmental disorders; social cognition; neural circuitry; neural mechanisms; preterm infants; meg; autism spectrum disorders; williams syndrome; down syndrome; fragile x syndrome

Chapter.  11882 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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