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Motor Control: Theories, Experiments, and Applications

Frederic Danion, PhD and Mark Latash, PhD


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 this book is to overcome this deficiency and to promote cooperation and mutua ... More

Keywords: motor control, psychology, physiology, robotics, computer science, engineering, neurology, physical therapy, central nervous system, voluntary movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195395273
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederic Danion, PhD, author
Movement Sciences Institute, CNRS, Theoretical Neuroscience Group, l'Universite de la Mediterranee, AIX Marseille II, Marseille, France.

Mark Latash, PhD, author
Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

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Part 1 Motor Control

Part 2 Cortical Mechanisms of Motor Control

Part 3 Lessons from Biomechanics

Part 4 Lessons from Motor Learning and Using Tools

Part 5 Lessons from Studies of Aging and Motor Disorders

Part 6 Lessons from Robotics

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