Interlimb Coordination

Interlimb Coordination : Neural, Dynamical and Cognitive Constraints

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This comprehensive treatise discusses the neurological, physiological and cognitive aspects of interlimb co-ordination. It promotes a multidisciplinary perspective through introductory chapter contributions from experts in the neurosciences, experimental and developmental psychology, and kinesiology. Beginning with chapters defining the neural basis of interlimb co-ordination in animals, the book progresses toward an understanding of human locomotion contol and co-ordination and the underlying brain structures and nerves that make such control possible. Section Two focuses on the dynamics of interlimb co-ordination and the physics of movement. The final section presents information on how practice and experience affect co-ordination, including general skill acquisition, learning to walk and the process involved in rhythmic tapping.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 658 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 86.36mm | 997.9g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0126792704
  • 9780126792706

Table of contents

Topics on Interlimb Coordination. The Neural Basis of Interlimb Coordination. Multisegmental Control of Axial and Limb Muscles By Single Long Descending Motor Tract Axons: Lateral Versus Medial Descending Moto Systems. Sensory-Motor Coordination in Crustacean Limbs During Locomotion. Interlimb Coordination During Locomotor Activities: Spinal-Intact Cats and Chronic Cats with Horizontal and Longitudinal Separation of the Spinal Cord. Interlimb Reflexes During Gait in Cat and Human. Human Locomotor Control, The Ia Autogenic Spinal Pathway and Interlimb Modulations. Head and Body Coordination During Locomotion and Complex Movements. Neuronal Basis of Stance Regulation: Interlimb Coordination and Antigravity Receptor Function. Are There Unifying Structuress in the Brain Responsible for Interlimb Coordination?. The Role of the Corpus Callosum and Bilaterally Distributed Motor Pathways in the Synchronization of Bilateral Upper-Limb Responses to Lateralized Light Stimuli. Coordination of Cyclic Coupled Movements of Hand and Foot in Normal Subjects and on the Healthy Side of Hemiplegic Patients. Bimanual Interference in a Deafferented Patient and Control Subjects. Changes in Strength, Speed and Reaction Time Induced By Simultaneous Bilateral Muscular Activity. The Dynamics of Interlimb Coordination: A Low Dimensional Nonlinear Dynamic Governing Interlimb Rhythmic Coordination. Elementary Coordination Dynamics. The Dynamical Substructure of Bimanual Coordination. From Interlimb Coordination to Trajectory Formation: Common Dynamical Principles. Modulation of Coordination Patterns Through Practice and Experience: The Development of Sensorimotor Intergration Underlying Posture Control in Infants During the Transition to Independent Stance. The Development of Bipedal Interlimb Coordination. Shifting Patterns of Interlimb Coordination in Infants' Reaching: A Case Study. Manual Strategies and Interlimb Coordination During Reaching, Grasping and Manipulating Throughout the First Year of Life. The Coordination Dynamics of Learning: Theoretical Structure and Experimental Agenda. The Formation and Dissolution of "Bad Habits" During the Acquisition of Coordination Skills. Coordinate Redundant Biomechanical Degrees of Freedom. Constraints and Coordination in Whole-Body Actions. Coordinating the Two Hands in Polyrhythmic Tapping. Does Handedness Play a Role in the Coordination of Bimanual Movement?. Temporal Organization of the Prehension Components in a Bimanual Task. Subject Index.
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