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
    5. Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, Richard B. Ivry
      Pages 355-376
    6. Steven A. Jax, H. Branch Coslett
      Pages 377-391
  5. Motor Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. Karl M. Newell, Rajiv Ranganathan
      Pages 395-404
    3. Simon A. Overduin, Andrew G. Richardson, Emilio Bizzi
      Pages 423-438
    4. Karl M. Newell, Yeou-Teh Liu, Gottfried Mayer-Kress
      Pages 457-476
  6. Bridging of Models for Complex Movements in 3D

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477
    2. David A. Rosenbaum, Rajal G. Cohen, Amanda M. Dawson, Steven A. Jax, Ruud G. Meulenbroek, Robrecht van der Wel et al.
      Pages 485-497
    3. Jeroen B. J. Smeets, Eli Brenner, Juul Martin
      Pages 499-522
  7. The Hand as a Complex System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 551-551
    2. Francisco J. Valero-Cuevas
      Pages 553-557
    3. Marc H. Schieber, C. E. Lang, K. T. Reilly, P. McNulty, A. Sirigu
      Pages 559-575
    4. Jamie A. Johnston, Sara A. Winges, Marco Santello
      Pages 577-596
    5. Mark L. Latash, Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky
      Pages 597-618
  8. Forty Years of Equilibrium-Point Hypothesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 635-635
    2. Denis Rancourt, Neville Hogan
      Pages 645-661
    3. Richard Nichols, Kyla T. Ross
      Pages 663-679
    4. James R. Lackner, Paul DiZio
      Pages 681-698
    5. Anatol G. Feldman, Mindy F. Levin
      Pages 699-726
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 727-734

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

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