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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

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

Lynette A. Jones

Susan J. Lederman

Oxford University Press

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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