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Human Hand Function$
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Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173154

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.001.0001

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Historical Overview and General Introduction

Historical Overview and General Introduction

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(p.3) 1 Historical Overview and General Introduction
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Human Hand Function
Author(s):

Lynette A. Jones

Susan J. Lederman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.003.0001

This chapter provides an historical overview and general introduction to the topic of human hand function. It also provides a new framework for conceptually organizing human hand functions along a sensorimotor continuum that ranges from activities that are essentially sensory in nature to those that have a strong motor component. Finally, it outlines the scope, contributions, and organization of the book.

Keywords:   historical roots, sensorimotor continuum, tactile sensing, active haptic sensing, prehension, non-prehensile skilled movements

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