The lab studies motor development in children and nonhuman primates, particularly how the hands are controlled. Our work utilizes behavioral observation and 3D motion tracking to examine multiple trajectories in the development of motor skill and language lateralization.
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
- Michel, G.F., Babik, I., Nelson, E.L., Campbell, J.M., & Marcinowski, E.C. (2013). How the development of handedness could contribute to the development of language. Developmental Psychobiology, 55, 608-620. DOI: 10.1002/dev.21121. Abstract
- Nelson, E.L., Campbell, J.M., & Michel, G.F. (2013). Unimanual to bimanual: Tracking the development of handedness from 6 to 24 months. Infant Behavior and Development, 36, 181-188. DOI: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2013.01.009. Abstract