Progress in Motor Control, Volume 2: Structure-Function Relations in Voluntary Movements / Edition 1
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Progress in Motor Control, Volume 2: Structure-Function Relations in Voluntary Movements / Edition 1

by Mark Latash, Mark L. Latash
     
 

ISBN-10: 0736000275

ISBN-13: 9780736000277

Pub. Date: 06/12/2002

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Progress in Motor Control, Volume Two, features 12 chapters by internationally known researchers in the field of motor control.

Comprehensive and up to date, the reference reflects the spirit of the great Nikolai Bernstein, one of the founders of the area now defined as motor control and a significant contributor to the

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Progress in Motor Control, Volume Two, features 12 chapters by internationally known researchers in the field of motor control.

Comprehensive and up to date, the reference reflects the spirit of the great Nikolai Bernstein, one of the founders of the area now defined as motor control and a significant contributor to the structure-function controversy.

Progress in Motor Control, Volume Two, preserves many of the features that made the first volume a state-of-the-art reference and presents these new features:

-A reader-friendly design

-More than 170 figures to illustrate the scientific ideas expressed

-Many up-to-date references to help readers find the most current research in the field
Less theoretical than the first volume, this book provides readers with valuable information on these subjects:

-The direct relations of the motor function to neurophysiological and/or biomechanical structures

-The role of the motor cortex and other brain structures in motor control and motor learning

-The multidimensional and temporal regulation of limb mechanics by spinal circuits
In this unique forum, prominent motor control scientists contribute varying viewpoints on different aspects of structure-function relations. These prominent scholars include scientists from the former Soviet Union who either knew Bernstein personally or worked closely with his students, biomechanists and neurophysiologists who focus on the role of particular body structures in the movement of production, and clinicians who analyze changes in movements with children and adults with neurological disorders.

The book also gives an overview of the disagreement between Ivan Pavlov and Nikolai Bernstein, which is one of the most fascinating and controversial disagreements in the history of contemporary neurophysiology.

Whether you're a researcher, or graduate or postdoctoral student, Progress in Motor Control, Volume Two, thoroughly summarizes the latest motor control issues, research, and theories, and it identifies problems in need of investigation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736000277
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
06/12/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Behavioral and Neural Aspects of Motor Topology: Following Bernstein's Thread
Apostolos P. Georgopoulos

Chapter 2. The Startle Reflex, Voluntary Movement, and the Reticulospinal Tract
J.C. Rothwell and J. Valls-Solè

Chapter 3. Posturo-Kinetic Capacity and Postural Function in Voluntary Movements
Simon Bouisset and Serge Le Bozec

Chapter 4. Neuronal Mechanisms Underlying Postural Control As Revealed in Simpler Systems
G.N. Orlovsky, T.G. Deliagina, and Y.I. Arshavsky

Chapter 5. Development of Balance Control in Typically Developing Children and Children With Cerebral Palsy: Contributions and Constraints of Musculoskeletal Versus Nervous Subsystems
Marjorie Hines Woollacott

Chapter 6. Impairment and Compensation of Reaching in Patients With Stroke and Cerebral Palsy
Mindy F. Levin, Carmen M. Cirstea, Philippe Archambault, Florina Son, and Agnès Roby-Brami

Chapter 7. Reorganization of Motor Patterns During Motor Learning: A Specific Role of the Motor Cortex
M. Ioffe, J. Massion, C. Schmitz, F. Viallet, and R. Gantcheva

Chapter 8. Fractional Power Damping Model of Joint Motion
James C. Houk, Andrew H. Fagg, and Andrew G. Barto

Chapter 9. The Multidimensional and Temporal Regulation of Limb Mechanics by Spinal Circuits
T.R. Nichols, T.J. Burkholder, and R.J.H. Wilmink

Chapter 10. Steadiness of Lengthening Contractions
Evangelos A. Christou, Brian L. Tracy, and Roger M. Enoka

Chapter 11. On the Problem of Adequate Language in Biology
Israel M. Gelfand and Mark L. Latash

Chapter 12. Bernstein Versus Pavlovianism: An Interpretation
Onno G. Meijer

Index
Contributors
About the Editor

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