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Mark L. Latash


This book discusses a general problem in biology: the lack of an adequate language for formulating biologically specific problems. This book describes recent progress in the control and coordination of human movement. It begins with a brief history of movement studies and reviews the current central controversies in the area of control of movements with an emphasis on the equilibrium-point hypothesis. An operational definition of synergy is introduced and a method of analysis of synergies is described based on the uncontrolled manifold hypothesis. This method is further used to characterize sy ... More

Keywords: human movement, movement studies, equilibrium-point hypothesis, uncontrolled manifold hypothesis, motor synergies, perception, language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195333169
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333169.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark L. Latash, author
Penn State University
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