Multisensory Control of Posture

  • T. Mergner
  • F. Hlavačka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. A. Gruart, A. Gunkel, W. F. Neiss, E. Stennert, J. M. Delgado-Garcia
    Pages 15-20
  3. O. -J. Grüsser, W. O. Guldin
    Pages 51-62
  4. E. A. Keshner, G. Peng, T. Hain, B. W. Peterson
    Pages 83-94
  5. J. Massion, L. Mouchnino, S. Vernazza
    Pages 103-107
  6. Mijna Hadders-Algra, Hans Forssberg
    Pages 109-115
  7. W. Berger, V. Dietz
    Pages 117-120
  8. Th. Mergner, G. Schweigart, O. Kolev, F. Hlavačka, W. Becker
    Pages 157-167
  9. G. Schweigart, Th. Mergner, S. Morand, I. Evdokimidis
    Pages 173-181
  10. Bernhard J. M. Hess, Dora E. Angelaki
    Pages 183-190
  11. Jeroen B. J. Smeets, Eli Brenner
    Pages 191-197
  12. P. Georges-François, R. Grasso, A. Berthoz, I. Israël
    Pages 199-206
  13. K. E. Popov, B. N. Smetanin, V. Yu. Shlikov, J. P. Roll
    Pages 207-211
  14. F. B. Horak, C. L. Shupert, F. Hlavačka
    Pages 237-242
  15. C. Siebold, L. Ling, J. Phillips, S. Newlands, A. F. Fuchs, T. Mergner
    Pages 243-246
  16. K. Bötzel, C. Ecker, S. Schulze
    Pages 263-267
  17. Michael A. Gresty, Adolfo M. Bronstein
    Pages 269-280
  18. M. Magnusson, R. Johansson, P.-A. Fransson
    Pages 289-293
  19. M. Dieterich, Th. Brandt
    Pages 295-302
  20. Jefim Goldberg, Franklin I. Porter, Janis M. White, Ann Koval, Kim A. Schmidt
    Pages 311-317
  21. D. Anastasopoulos, A. R. Bisdorff, A. M. Bronstein, M. A. Gresty
    Pages 319-324
  22. H. Kimmig, C. Pinnow, T. Mergner, M. Greenlee
    Pages 325-329
  23. M. Berger, S. Mescheriakov, E. Molokanova, S. Lechner, F. Gerstenbrand, I. Kozlovskaya et al.
    Pages 339-345
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 355-358

About this book


From recent developments in the rapidly growing area of neuroscience it has become increasingly clear that a simplistic description of brain function as a broad collection of simple input-output relations is quite inadequate. Introspection already tells us that our motor behavior is guided by a complex interplay between many inputs from the outside world and from our internal "milieu," internal models of ourselves and the outside world, memory content, directed attention, volition, and so forth. Also, our motor activity normally involves more than a circumscribed group of muscles, even if we intend to move only one effector organ. For example, a reaching movement or a reorientation of a sensory organ almost invariably requires a pattern of preparatory or assisting activities in other parts of the body, like the ones that maintain the body's equilibrium. The present volume is a summary of the papers presented at the symposium "Sensory Interaction in Posture and Movement Control" that was held at Smolenice Castle near Bratislava, Slovakia, as a Satellite Symposium to the ENA Meeting 1994 in Vienna. The focus of this meeting was not only restricted to the "classical" sensory interactions such as between vestibular and visual signals, or between otolith and semicircular canal inputs. Rather, the symposium tried to consider also the interplay between perception and action, between reflexive and volitional motor acts as well as between sensory driven or self-initi­ ated motor acts and reafferent inputs.


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Editors and affiliations

  • T. Mergner
    • 1
  • F. Hlavačka
    • 2
  1. 1.University of FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Slovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5791-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1931-7
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