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Apraxia: The Cognitive side of motor control

Georg Goldenberg


The concept of apraxia was shaped by the German psychiatrist Hugo Liepmann some 100 years ago. He suggested that fibers connecting posterior brain regions to the motor cortex are the anatomical substrate of the conversion of multimodal mental images of intended actions into motor commands. Liepmann’s ideas fell into disgrace during the middle of the twentieth century but were resuscitated in its last third and became dominant for modern research. Alternative approaches agreed with Liepmann in the distinction between high and low levels of motor commands. The book discusses manifestations and a ... More

Keywords: apraxia, motor control, hemisphere dominance, mind–body dichotomy, parietal lobe, corpus callosum, tool use, imitation, mirror neurons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199591510
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591510.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Georg Goldenberg, author
Neuropsychological Department, Bogenhausen Hospital, Germany