Vestibular stimulation influence on motor development in infants

Science  10 Jun 1977:
Vol. 196, Issue 4295, pp. 1228-1229
DOI: 10.1126/science.300899


Preambulatory, normal human infants were exposed to sessions of mild semicircular canal stimulation on 2 days per week for 4 weeks. The gross motor ability of each child was assessed before and after the 4-week period. The vestibular stimulation effected a significant improvement in gross motor skills.