Tutorials in Motor Neuroscience / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792313854
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/1/1991
  • Series: Nato Science Series D: (closed), #62
  • Edition description: 1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Stimulus-Response Coding.- Stimulus-response coding in four classes of stimulus-response ensembles.- The prevalence of salient-features coding in choice-reaction tasks.- Stimulus-response compatibility and psychophysiology.- Possible neural correlates for the mechanism of stimulus-response association in the monkey.- Section 2: Learning of Motor Actions.- Infant motor development: implications for motor neuroscience.- Frequent augmented feedback can degrade learning: evidence and interpretations.- There must be a catch in it somewhere !.- Bimanual movement control: dissociating the metrical and structural specifications of upper-limb movements.- The perceptual-motor workspace and the acquisition of skill.- Effect of practice on the kinematics of reaching movements made to moving targets.- Experimental studies of behavioral attractors and their evolution with learning.- Section 3: Cognitive and Neuromotor Impairments.- Basal ganglia impairment and force control.- Force amplitude and force duration in parkinsonian handwriting.- Scaling problems in Parkinson’s disease.- Coordination of reaching and grasping in prosthetic and normal limbs.- Self-induced versus reactive triggering of synchronous hand and heel movement in young and old subjects.- Section 4: Coordination of Posture and Movement.- Two modes of coordination between movement and posture.- Afferent control of posture.- The dissociation of motor sequences in controlling landing from a jump.- Section 5: Modelling Approaches to Movement Control.- Analogic and symbolic aspects in distributed motor control.- Outline for a theory of motor learning.- A quantitative model of graphic production.- On the origin of asymmetric bell-shaped velocity profiles in rapid-aimed movements.- Several effectors for a single act: coordination and cooperation.- An intermittency mechanism for coherent and flexible brain and behavioral function.- Section 6: Programming of Movement Parameters.- Initiation and execution of movement: a unified approach.- Neural basis of movement representations.- Correlates of preparation of arm reach parameters in parietal area 7A of the cerebral cortex.- Equilibrium control vectors subserving rapid goal-directed arm movements.- Section 7: Planning of Movement Sequences.- Cognition and motor programming.- Levels of organisation and the planning of movement sequences: sequential evidence.- Structural facilitation of movement sequence planning.- Bifurcations in polyrhythmic tapping: in search of Farey principles.- Section 8: Control of Movement Kinematics.- Kinematic transformations for arm movements in three-dimensional space.- The integration of “noise” into the structure of movements.- Reaching to visual targets: coordinate systems representation in premotor and motor cortices.- Visual guidance of pointing movements: kinematic evidence for static and kinetic feedback channels.- The cortico-motor substrate for skilled movements of the primate hand.- Section 9: Control of Movement Dynamics.- The dynamic control of single joint movements.- Central and peripheral control of dynamics in finger movements and precision grip.- Central gating of myotatic responses in elbow muscles.- Human jaw motion control in mastication and speech.- Section 10: Sensory Motor Integration.- Current views on the mechanisms of eye-head coordination.- Plasticity of metrical and dynamical aspects of saccadic eye movements.- Two-dimensional control of trajectories towards unconsciously detected double step targets.- “Delayed VOR”: an assessment of vestibular memory for self motion.- Section 11: Neural Plasticity in Motor Systems.- Further considerations on the cellular mechanisms of neuronal plasticity.- Lesion-induced plasticity of the pyramidal tract during development in the cat.- On the role of the ventrolateral thalamus in motor recovery after brain damage.- Author Index.
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