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Wien Med Wochenschr. 1995;145(17-18):464-7.

[Parent-child interaction during activity and rest behavior of inhabitants of Trobriand Islands (Papua New Guinea)].

[Article in German]

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Institut für Anthropologie, Universitätsklinikums Charité der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Deutschland.


Sleep/activity patterns were continuously registered using microelectronic actometers on inhabitants of Tauwema (Papua New Guinea) who represent a traditionally living society. Results of analysis of parent-infant interactions of 4 families with infants of 1, 2, 5, and 11 months of age are presented. Results of power spectral analysis suggest that time patterns of mother-infant interactions are changing with the infants AE age. Consequences of this developmental process are discussed.

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