Motor Control: Theories, Experiments, and Applications

Hardcover | December 31, 2010

byFrederic Danion, Mark L. Latash

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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 the curreent book is to overcome this deficiency and to promotecooperation and mutual understanding among researchers addressing different aspects of the complex phenomenon of motor coordination. The book offers a collection of chapters written by the most prominent researchers in the field. Despite the variety of approaches and methods, all the chapters areunited by a common goal: To understand how the central nervous system controls and coordinates natural voluntary movements. This book will be appreciated as a major reference by researchers working in all the subfields that form motor control. It can also be used as a supplementary reading book forgraduate courses in such fields as kinesiology, physiology, biomechanics, psychology, robotics, and movement disorders.In one concise volume, Motor Control presents the diversity of the research performed to understand human movement. Deftly organized into 6 primary sections, the editors, Dr Frederic Danion and Dr Mark Latash, have invited the who's who of specialists to write on: MotorControl: Control of aComplex; Cortical Mechanisms of Motor Control; Lessons from Biomechanics; Lessons from Motor Learning and Using Tools; Lessons from Studies of Aging and MotorDisorders; and Lessons from RoboticsMotor Control will quickly become the go-to reference for researchers in this growing field. Researchers from mechanics and engineering to psychology and neurophysiology, as well as clinicians working in motor disorders and rehabilitation, will be equally interested in the pages containedherein.

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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, ...

Frederic Danion, PhD, works for CNRS at the Movement Sciences Institute in Marseille, France. Since 2001, he has held the position of "Charge de Recherche" for the CNRS at the Movement and Perception Institute in Marseille . Within this institute, he joined the Theoretical Neuroscience Group directed by Viktor Jirsa. The goal of this ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:December 31, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsSection 1: Motor Control: Control of a Complex System1. Mark L. Latash: Anticipatory Control of Voluntary Action: Merging the Ideas of Equilibrium-point Control and Synergic Control2. J. Randall Flanagan and Roland S. Johansson: Object Representations Used in Action and Perception3. Till D. Frank, Dobromir G. Dotov, and Michael T. Turvey: A Canonical-dissipative Approach to Control and Coordination in the Complex System Agent-Task-Environment4. Silke M. Dodel, Ajay S. Pillai, Philip W. Fink, Eric R. Muth, Roy Stripling, Dylan D. Schmorrow, Jeffrey V. Cohn, and Viktor K. Jirsa: Observer-independent Dynamical Measures of Team Coordination and Performance5. Lena H. Ting and Stacie A. Chvatal: Decomposing Muscle Activity in Motor Tasks: Methods and InterpretationSection 2: Cortical Mechanisms of Motor Control6. Alexa Riehle, Sebastian Roux, Bjorg Elisabeth Kilavik, and Sonja Grun: Dynamics of Motor Cortical Networks: the Complementarity of Spike Syndrome and Firing Rate7. Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos, Leonel Olmedo, and Kazutaka Takahashi: Proximal-to-distal Sequencing Behavior and Motor CortexSection 3: Lessons from Biomechanics8. Walter Herzog: The Biomechanics of Movement Control9. Boris I. Prilutsky and Alexander N. Klishko: Control of Locomotion: Lessons from Whole-body Biomechanical Analysis10. Marcos Duarte, Sandra M.S.F. Freitas, and Vladimir Zatsiorsky: Control of Equilibrium in Humans: Sway over SwaySection 4: Lessons from Motor Learning and Using Tools11. Hiroshi Imamizu: Learning and Switching of Internal Models for Dexterous Tool Use12. Dagmar Sternad and Masaki O. Abe: Variability, Noise, and Sensitivity to Error in Learning a Motor Task13. Scott H. Frey: Forecasting the Long-range Consequences of Manual and Tool Use Actions: Neurophysiological, Behavioral, and Computational Considerations14. Carlo A. Avizzano, Emanuele Ruffaldi, and Massimo Bergamasco: Training Skills with Virtual EnvironmentsSection 5: Lessons from Studies of Aging and Motor Disorders15. David E. Vaillancourt and Janey Prodoehl: Brain and Behavior Deficits in De Novo Parkinson's Disease16. Erin V. L. Vasudevan, Amy J. Bastian, and Gelsy Torres-Oviedo: Emerging Principles in the Learning and Generalization of New Walking Patterns17. Stephan P. Swinnen, Sofie Heuninckx, Annouchka Van Impe, Daniel J. Goble, James P. Coxon, and Nicole Wenderoth: Aging and Movement Control: The Neural Basis of Age-related Compensatory RecruitmentSection 6: Lessons from Robotics18. Jeremie Knuesel, Jean-Marie Cabelguen, and Auke Ijspeert: Decoding the Mechanisms of Gait Generation and Gait Transition in the Salamander Using Robots and Mathematical Models19. Nicolas Franceschini, Frank Ruffier, and Julien Serres: Aerial Navigation and Optic Flow Sensing: A Biorobotic Approach20. Emmanuel Guigon: Models and Architectures for Motor Control: Simple or Complex?Index