Progress in Motor Control

A Multidisciplinary Perspective

  • Dagmar Sternad

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 629)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Nature of Motor Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shai Revzen, Daniel E. Koditschek, Robert J. Full
      Pages 25-55
    3. Bruce J. West
      Pages 57-82
    4. J. A. Scott Kelso
      Pages 83-91
    5. Michael T. Turvey, Sergio Fonseca
      Pages 93-123
  3. What is Encoded in the Brain?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Timothy J. Ebner, Claudia M. Hendrix, Siavash Pasalar
      Pages 127-137
    3. Michelle M. Morrow, Eric A. Pohlmeyer, Lee E. Miller
      Pages 179-199
    4. Hugo Merchant, Wilbert Zarco, Luis Prado, Oswaldo Pérez
      Pages 201-220
    5. Jacob Reimer, Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos
      Pages 243-259
  4. Perception and Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Claudia Carello, Jeffrey B. Wagman
      Pages 273-292
    3. David A. McVea, Keir G. Pearson
      Pages 293-315
    4. Fabrice R. Sarlegna, Robert L. Sainburg
      Pages 317-335

About this book


The area of motor control is a relatively young but thriving field of research. Over the last few decades it has grown into a broad multidiciplinary area of research spanning the disciplines of neurophysiology, kinesiology, neuroscience, robotics, psychology, nonlinear dynamics, biomechanics and biology, with no specific rank order. As of yet, there is no textbook that represents the area in its breadth. This book aims to fill that gap by bringing researchers together from this wide range of disciplines to discuss the control and coordination of processes involved in perceptually guided actions.


biomechanics cortex neurophysiology neuroscience nonlinear dynamics perception physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Dagmar Sternad
    • 1
  1. 1.Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-77063-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-77064-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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