The lab studies motor skill in children and nonhuman primates, particularly how the hands are controlled. Our work utilizes behavioral observation and 3D motion tracking to examine multiple trajectories motor and language development.
- Nelson, E.L., Figueroa, A., Albright, S.N., & Gonzalez, M.F. (In press). Evaluating handedness measures in spider monkeys. Animal Cognition.
- Nelson, E.L., Konidaris, G.D., & Berthier, N.E. (In press). Hand preference status and reach kinematics in infants. Infant Behavior and Development.
- Nelson, E.L., Campbell, J.M., & Michel, G.F. (2014). Early handedness in infancy predicts language ability in toddlers. Developmental Psychology, 50, 809-814. DOI: 10.1037/a0033803. Abstract