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ApraxiaThe Cognitive side of motor control$
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Georg Goldenberg

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199591510

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591510.001.0001

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Use of single tools

Use of single tools

(p.118) Chapter 8 Use of single tools
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Correct use of single tools can be based on two sources of knowledge. Functional knowledge retrieved from semantic memory specifies the purpose, the recipient, and the movements of the prototypical use of familiar tools. Mechanical problem solving is based on a categorical analysis of relationships between functionally significant parts and properties of tools, object, and the acting body. It constructs mechanical chains leading from the proximal body of the actor to the recipient of tool actions. It enables the construction and use of novel tools as well as the detection of alternative uses of familiar tools, and complements functional knowledge for the prototypical use of familiar tools. Both retrieval of functional knowledge and mechanical problem solving are bound to integrity of the left hemisphere, but within the left hemisphere they have different localizations: functional knowledge depends on temporal and mechanical problem solving on parietal lobe function.

Keywords:   tool use, semantic memory, functional knowledge, manipulation knowledge, problem solving, parietal lobe, temporal lobe

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