Motor Control and Sensory-Motor Integration, Volume 111

1st Edition

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Editors: D.J. Glencross J.P. Piek
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444819215
eBook ISBN: 9780080537009
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 2nd November 1995
Page Count: 442
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION. Motor control and sensory-motor integration (D.J. Glencross†). NEURAL CONTROL AND DISABILITIES OF SENSORY MOTOR INTEGRATION. Modeling the cerebellum: From adaptation to coordination (M.A. Arbib et al.). Interaction of the basal ganglia and supplementary motor area in the elaboration of movement (R. Iansek et al.). Motor control considerations for the rehabilitation of gait in Parkinson's Disease (M.E. Morris et al.). COMPUTATIONAL AND DYNAMIC MODELS OF MOTOR COORDINATION. Adaptive optimal control of human tracking (P.D. Neilson et al.). Testing dynamical and cognitive models of rhythmic pattern production (J. Pressing). Temporal coordination of human gait (B. Abernethy et al.). AQUISITION & DYNAMICS OF INTERLIMB COORDINATION. The contribution of spontaneous movements in the acquisition of motor coordination in infants (J.P. Piek). Going around in circles: The dynamics of bimanual circling (J.J. Summers et al.). Asymmetries in the dynamics of interlimb coordination (R.G. Carson et al.). Learning a dynamic limb synergy (N. O'Dwyer). KINAESTHETIC AND VISUO-MOTOR COORDINATION. Adaptation of arm movements to altered loads: Implications for sensorimotor transformations (G.K. Kerr, R.N. Marshall). The use of virtual environments in perception-action research: Grasping the impossible and controlling the improbable (J.P. Wann, S.K. Rushton). Trajectory modifications in response to superseding step stimuli (N.C. Barrett, R.T. Kane). Limiting motions in prehension (P.J. Bate, R. Hoffman). OVERVIEW AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS. Perspectives on motor control and sensory-motor integration (J.P. Piek, N.C. Barrett). INDEXES. Author index. Subject index.


This volume evolved from a workshop which addressed the general area of motor control, and the broader problems of serial organisation and sensory-motor integration of human skills. A number of specific issues are highlighted, including the neural mechanisms and disabilities of sensory-motor integration, planning and programming of action, the dynamics of interlimb coordination, amendment and updating mechanisms, and in particular, perception-action coupling and the representation of action. Underlying much of the volume are the major theoretical issues which include the debate between computational and prescriptive approaches versus the emergent properties and system dynamics approaches. The book represents a diverse approach from such disciplines as psychology, electrical and mechanical engineering, human movement studies, physiotherapy, neurology, and kinesiology.


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About the Editors

D.J. Glencross Editor

J.P. Piek Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia