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Motor Control: Theories, Experiments, and Applications

Frederic Danion, PhD and Mark Latash, PhD


Motor control has established itself as an area of scientific research characterized by a multi-disciplinary approach. Scientists working in the area of control of voluntary movements come from different backgrounds including but not limited to physiology, physics, psychology, mathematics, neurology, physical therapy, computer science, robotics, and engineering. One of the factors slowing progress in the area has been the lack of communication among researchers representing all these disciplines. A major objective of this book is to overcome this deficiency and to promote cooperation and mutua ... More

Keywords: motor control, psychology, physiology, robotics, computer science, engineering, neurology, physical therapy, central nervous system, voluntary movements

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195395273
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederic Danion, PhD, author
Movement Sciences Institute, CNRS, Theoretical Neuroscience Group, l'Universite de la Mediterranee, AIX Marseille II, Marseille, France.

Mark Latash, PhD, author
Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

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Part 1 Motor Control

2 Object Representations Used in Action and Perception

J. Randall Flanagan and Roland S. Johansson

4 Observer-independent Dynamical Measures of Team Coordination and Performance

Silke M. Dodel, Ajay S. Pillai, Philip W. Fink, Eric R. Muth, Roy Stripling, Dylan D. Schmorrow, Joseph V. Cohn, and Viktor K. Jirsa

Part 2 Cortical Mechanisms of Motor Control

6 Dynamics of Motor Cortical Networks

Alexa Riehle, Sébastien Roux, Bjørg Elisabeth Kilavik, and Sonja Grün

7 Proximal-to-Distal Sequencing Behavior and Motor Cortex

Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos, Leonel Olmedo, and Kazutaka Takahashi

Part 3 Lessons from Biomechanics

9 Control of Locomotion

Boris I. Prilutsky and Alexander N. Klishko

10 Control of Equilibrium in Humans

Marcos Duarte, Sandra M. S. F. Freitas, and Vladimir Zatsiorsky

Part 4 Lessons from Motor Learning and Using Tools

14 Training Skills with Virtual Environments

Carlo A. Avizzano, Emanuele Ruffaldi, and Massimo Bergamasco

Part 5 Lessons from Studies of Aging and Motor Disorders

15 Brain and Behavior Deficits in De Novo Parkinson Disease

David E. Vaillancourt and Janey Prodoehl

16 Emerging Principles in the Learning and Generalization of New Walking Patterns

Erin V. L. Vasudevan, Amy J. Bastian, and Gelsy Torres-Oviedo

17 Aging and Movement ControlThe Neural Basis of Age-related Compensatory Recruitment

Stephan P. Swinnen, Sofie Heuninckx, Annouchka Van Impe, Daniel J. Goble, James P. Coxon, and Nicole Wenderoth

Part 6 Lessons from Robotics

19 Aerial Navigation and Optic Flow SensingA Biorobotic Approach

Nicolas Franceschini, Franck Ruffier, and Julien Serres

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