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Tactile sensory control of object manipulation in humans
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB), Physiology.
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada.
2008 (English)In: The senses, a comprehensive reference: somatotsensation Vol 6 / [ed] Esther Gardner, Jon H Kaas, Amsterdam: Elsevier , 2008, 1, Vol. 6, 67-86 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Dexterous object manipulation is a hallmark of human skill. The versatility of the human hands in manipulation tasks depends on both the anatomical structure of the hands and the neural machinery that controls them. Research during the last 20 years has led to important advances in our understanding of the sensorimotor control mechanisms that underlie dexterous object manipulation. This article focuses on the sensorimotor control of fingertip actions with special emphasis on the role of tactile sensory mechanisms. It highlights the importance of sensory predictions, especially related to mechanical contact events around which manipulation tasks are organized, and analyzes how such predictions are influenced by tactile afferent signals recorded in single neurons in awake humans.

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Amsterdam: Elsevier , 2008, 1. Vol. 6, 67-86 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-20328ISBN: 978-0-12-088541-1 (v 6)ISBN: 978-0-12-639482-5 (set)OAI: diva2:208419
Available from: 2009-03-18 Created: 2009-03-18 Last updated: 2011-03-07Bibliographically approved

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