Stance and Motion

Facts and Concepts

  • V. S. Gurfinkel
  • M. E. Ioffe
  • J. Massion
  • J. P. Roll

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-viii
  2. Peripheral Mechanisms of Motor Control

    1. G. Horcholle-Bossavit, L. Jami, J. Petit, R. Vejsada, D. Zytnicki
      Pages 1-10
    2. I. Kozlovskaya, I. Dmitrieva, L. Grigorieva, A. Kirenskaya, Yu. Kreidich
      Pages 37-48
  3. Central Mechanisms of Motor Control

  4. Control of Locomotion and Rhythmic Activity

    1. Yu. I. Arshavsky, T. G. Deliagina, I. M. Gelfand, G. N. Orlovsky, Yu. V. Panchin, G. A. Pavlova
      Pages 107-121
    2. O. V. Kazennikov, V. A. Selionov, M. L. Shik
      Pages 123-131
    3. V. V. Marlinsky, D. A. Vasilenko, Th. I. Tsyntsabadze
      Pages 143-151
    4. I. A. Yakhnitsa, A. L. Pilyavsky, N. V. Bulgokova
      Pages 153-161
    5. I. N. Beloozerova, M. G. Sirota
      Pages 163-176
  5. Control of Posture and Movement

    1. V. S. Gurfinkel, Yu. S. Levik, K. E. Popov, B. N. Smetanin, V. Yu. Shlikov
      Pages 185-193
    2. P. Crenna, C. Frigo, J. Massion, A. Pedotti, A. Deat
      Pages 195-201

About this book


This book dealing with stance and motion was planned in June 1986 at a meeting held in Moscow and Leningrad between a group of Soviet and French scientists interested in motor control. This meeting took place in the framework of an exchange program between the USSR Academy of Seiences and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. It was very successful event and was greatly appreciated by all those who attended it. Several participants put forward the proposal that the possibility of publishing a book was worth exploring. What were the reasons for publishing a book on stance and motion ? The interest aroused in the participants by each others contributions was not a sufficiently decisive argument. It was feit, however, that a large proportion of the orginal material presented at the meeting, especially in the field of posture and locomotion but also on other aspects covered by the book could be presented in a summarized form which should appeal to a larger audience because the facts and hypotheses they contained especially those from the Soviet participants, were not very familiar among international circles, and that many scientists would appreciate having a single volume containing a survey ofthe current state of research in this field. This was also the opinion of Plenum Press, who agreed to publish the book. Each participant at the meeting submitted a paper which was examined by two referees before being accepted.


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Editors and affiliations

  • V. S. Gurfinkel
    • 1
  • M. E. Ioffe
    • 2
  • J. Massion
    • 3
  • J. P. Roll
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for Problems of Information TransmissionUSSR Academy of SciencesMoscowUSSR
  2. 2.Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and NeurophysiologyUSSR Academy of SciencesMoscowUSSR
  3. 3.Laboratory of Functional NeurosciencesCNRSMarseilleFrance
  4. 4.Laboratory of Human NeurobiologyUniversity of ProvenceMarseilleFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0823-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0821-6
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