Overture. 1. Object oriented action (M. Jeannerod). Section One. Evolution and Development. 2. Evolution (M. Marzke). 3. Development of the reach to grasp movement (A.M. Gordon). Section Two. Central Mechanisms. 4. Neuronal substrate for volitional movement (A.M. Schwartz). 5. Grasping cerebellar function (A.R. Gibson, K.M. Horn, P.L.E. van Kan). 6. Brain areas responsible for the generation and control of reaching and grasping. Anatomy with positron emission tomography (J. Decety). Section Three. Behaviour Studies. 7. Object property and task effects on prehension (P.L. Weir). 8. Perturbation studies of coordinated prehension (P. Haggard). 9. Vision and the reach to grasp movement (K.M.B. Bennett et al.). Section Four. Clinical and Rehabilitation Studies. 10. The neural substrates of visually guided prehension: the effects of focal brain damage (L.S. Jakobson, M.A. Goodale). 11. The reach to grasp movement of Parkinson's disease subjects (U. Castiello, K.M.B. Bennett, M. Scarpa). 12. Task-specific training of reaching and manipulation (L. Ada et al.). Section Five. Biomechanics and Robotics. 13. Biomechanical analysis of reach and grasp (M.E. Johnson, K.-N. An). 14. Reinforcement learning for robotic reaching and grasping (A.H. Fagg). Section Six. Neural Modeling. 15. Trends in neural modeling for reach to grasp (M. A. Arbib, B. Hoff). 16. Optimal control of reaching movements (Y. Uno, M. Kawato). Author Index. Subject Index.