A human fetus development simulation: Self-organization of behaviors through tactile sensation

Hiroki Mori*, Yasuo Kuniyoshi

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研究成果

35 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Recent progresses of ultrasound imaging technology have led observations of fetal intrauterine behavior and a perspective of intrauterine learning. Understanding fetal behavior in uterus is important for medical cares for prenatal infants, because the intervention like "nesting" or "swaddling" in NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) is based on a perspective of intrauterine learning. However, fetal behavior is not explained sufficiently by the perspective. In this study, we have proposed a hypothesis in which two fetal behaviors, Isolated leg/arm movements and hand and face contact, emerge within self-organization of interaction among an uterine environment, a fetal body, and a nervous system. through tactile sensation in uterus. We have conducted computer experiments with a simple musculoskeletal model in uterus and a whole body fetal musculoskeletal model with tactile for the hypothesis. We confirmed that tactile sensation induces motions in the experiments of the simple model, and the fetal model with human like tactile distribution have behaved with the two motions similar to real fetal behaviors. Our experiments indicated that fetal intrauterine learning is possibly core concept for the fetal motor development.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2010 IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning, ICDL-2010 - Conference Program
ページ82-87
ページ数6
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2010 11 12
外部発表はい
イベント2010 IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning, ICDL-2010 - Ann Arbor, MI, United States
継続期間: 2010 8 182010 8 21

出版物シリーズ

名前2010 IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning, ICDL-2010 - Conference Program

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning, ICDL-2010
国/地域United States
CityAnn Arbor, MI
Period10/8/1810/8/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用
  • ソフトウェア
  • 教育

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