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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Progress in Motor Control

Theories and Translations

Editors: Laczko, Jozsef, Latash, Mark L. (Eds.)

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  • Includes a sections on the equilibrium-point hypothesis
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This single volume brings together both theoretical developments in the field of motor control and their translation into such fields as movement disorders, motor rehabilitation, robotics, prosthetics, brain-machine interface, and skill learning. Motor control has established itself as an area of scientific research characterized by a multi-disciplinary approach. Its goal is to promote cooperation and mutual understanding among researchers addressing different aspects of the complex phenomenon of motor coordination. Topics covered include recent theoretical advances from various fields, the neurophysiology of complex natural movements, the equilibrium-point hypothesis, motor learning of skilled behaviors, the effects of age, brain injury, or systemic disorders such as Parkinson's Disease, and brain-computer interfaces.

The chapter ‘Encoding Temporal Features of Skilled Movements—What, Whether and How?’ is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

About the authors

Jozsef Laczko is head of Department of Information Technology and Biorobotics at University of Pecs in Hungary. He also holds positions in the Wigner Research Centre for Physics in Budapest and an adjunct assignment at the Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Laczko earned his Ph.D. in mathematics at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary. He is experienced in computational approaches for motor control. He has published over 40 papers in refereed journals and proceedings, four book chapters and has presented over 50 professional talks. He was the chair of the “Progress in Motor Control X” conference of the Society for Motor Control. His chief research interest is on the area of biomechanics, and in the last decade, he became engaged in the control of Functional Electrical Stimulation driven limb movements for spinal cord injured individuals.
Mark L. Latash is a Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology and Director of the Motor Control Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University. He studied Physics, Physics of Living Systems, and Physiology in Moscow and Chicago. His research is focused on the control and coordination of human voluntary movements and movement disorders. He is the author of numerous books including, Control of Human Movement, The Neurophysiological Basis of Movement, Synergy, Fundamentals of Motor Control, and Biomechanics and Motor Control: Defining Central Concepts (with Vladimir Zatsiorsky). In addition, he edited nine books and published over 350 papers in refereed journals. Dr. Latash was the Founding Editor of the journal “Motor Control” and as President of the International Society of Motor Control. He continues to serve as Director of the annual Motor Control Summer School series. He is a recipient of the Bernstein Prize in motor control.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Modularity for Motor Control and Motor Learning

    Pages 3-19

    d’Avella, Andrea

  • Synergies in Grasping

    Pages 21-34

    Smeets, Jeroen B. J. (et al.)

  • Encoding Temporal Features of Skilled Movements—What, Whether and How?

    Pages 35-54

    Kornysheva, Katja

  • Predictability and Robustness in the Manipulation of Dynamically Complex Objects

    Pages 55-77

    Sternad, Dagmar (et al.)

  • Fifty Years of Physics of Living Systems

    Pages 81-103

    Latash, Mark L.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Progress in Motor Control
Book Subtitle
Theories and Translations
Editors
  • Jozsef Laczko
  • Mark L. Latash
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
957
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47313-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47313-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47312-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83707-9
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 388
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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