Gesture to command
Short Description or Definition
The demonstration of an effortful ability to integrate complex and simple motor movement that required complex learning to acquire. Examples include but are not limited to the ability to mimic blowing out a match and unlocking a door (Strub and Black 2000). A progressive mental status examination involving verbal requests for specific behaviors, pantomimed behaviors, and the progressive isolation of behaviors may elicit signs indicative of possible neuroanatomical deficits. The difficulty or inability to exhibit a particular behavior may at times only occur when it is specifically intended but may continue to be present in a larger behavioral chain. In addition, the presentation of a visual cue may allow for the exhibiting of behavior otherwise not possible. Oftentimes, several similar apraxic conditions may present themselves within a single individual suggesting adjacent regions of insult or...
References and Readings
- Ewen, J. B., Lakshmanan, B. M., Hallett, M., Mostofsky, S. H., Crone, N. E., & Korzeniewska, A. (2015). Dynamics of functional and effective connectivity within human cortical motor control networks. Clinical Neurophysiology, 126(5), 987–996. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2014.09.006.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
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