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Control strategies in object manipulation tasks.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB), Physiology.
2006 (English)In: Current Opinion in Neurobiology, ISSN 0959-4388, Vol. 16, no 6, 650-9 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The remarkable manipulative skill of the human hand is not the result of rapid sensorimotor processes, nor of fast or powerful effector mechanisms. Rather, the secret lies in the way manual tasks are organized and controlled by the nervous system. At the heart of this organization is prediction. Successful manipulation requires the ability both to predict the motor commands required to grasp, lift, and move objects and to predict the sensory events that arise as a consequence of these commands.

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2006. Vol. 16, no 6, 650-9 p.
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Animals, Central Nervous System/*physiology, Feedback/physiology, Fixation; Ocular, Hand/innervation/physiology, Hand Strength/*physiology, Humans, Movement/*physiology, Peripheral Nervous System/*physiology, Psychomotor Performance/*physiology, Sensation/physiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-12664DOI: doi:10.1016/j.conb.2006.10.005PubMedID: 17084619OAI: diva2:152335
Available from: 2007-04-19 Created: 2007-04-19 Last updated: 2010-06-23Bibliographically approved

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