Neural Control of Movement

Presented with a choice of evils, most would prefer to be blinded rather than to be unable to move, immobilized in the late stages of Parkinson's disease. Yet in everyday life, as in Neuroscience, vision holds the centre of the stage. The conscious psyche watches a private TV show all day long, while the motor system is left to get on with it "out of sight and out of mind. " Motor skills are worshipped at all levels of society, whether in golf, tennis, soccer, athletics or in musical performance; meanwhile the subconscious machinery is ignored. But scientifically there is steady advance on a wide front, as we are reminded here, from the reversal of the reflexes of the stick insects to the site of motor learning in the human cerebral cortex. As in the rest of Physiology, evolution has preserved that which has already worked well; thus general principles can often be best discerned in lower animals. No one scientist can be personally involved at all levels of analysis, but especially for the motor system a narrow view is doomed from the outset. Interaction is all; the spinal cord has surrendered its autonomy to the brain, but the brain can only control the limbs by talking to the spinal cord in a language that it can understand, determined by its pre-existing circuitry; and both receive a continuous stream of feedback from the periphery.

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  • Author : W.R. Ferrell
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 326 pages
  • ISBN : 1461519853
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Neural Control of Movement

Neural Control of Movement
  • Author : W.R. Ferrell,Uwe Proske
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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Presented with a choice of evils, most would prefer to be blinded rather than to be unable to move, immobilized in the late stages of Parkinson's disease. Yet in everyday life, as in Neuroscience, vision holds the centre of the stage. The conscious psyche watches a private TV show all day long, while the motor system is left to get on with it "out of sight and out of mind. " Motor skills are worshipped at all levels of society, whether

The Neural Control of Movement

The Neural Control of Movement
  • Author : Patrick J. Whelan,Simon A. Sharples
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 28 August 2020
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From speech to breathing to overt movement contractions of muscles are the only way other than sweating whereby we literally make a mark on the world. Locomotion is an essential part of this equation and exciting new developments are shedding light on the mechanisms underlying how this important behavior occurs. The Neural Control of Movement discusses these developments across a variety of species including man. The editors focus on highlighting the utility of different models from invertebrates to vertebrates. Each

Peripheral and Spinal Mechanisms in the Neural Control of Movement

Peripheral and Spinal Mechanisms in the Neural Control of Movement
  • Author : M.D. Binder
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 17 December 1999
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In the last decade, we have witnessed a striking maturation of our understanding of how neurons in the spinal cord control muscular activity and movement. Paradoxically, a host of new findings have revealed an unexpected versatility in the behavior of these well-studied neural elements and circuits. In this volume, the world's leading experts review the current state of our knowledge of motor control, outline their latest results and developments, and delineate the seminal unresolved questions in this vibrant field of

Biomechanics and Neural Control of Posture and Movement

Biomechanics and Neural Control of Posture and Movement
  • Author : Jack M. Winters,Patrick E. Crago
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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Most routine motor tasks are complex, involving load transmission through out the body, intricate balance, and eye-head-shoulder-hand-torso-leg coor dination. The quest toward understanding how we perform such tasks with skill and grace, often in the presence of unpredictable perturbations, has a long history. This book arose from the Ninth Engineering Foundation Con ference on Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement, held in Deer Creek, Ohio, in June 1996. This unique conference, which has met every 2 to 4 years since the late 1960s,

Control of Arm Movement in Space

Control of Arm Movement in Space
  • Author : Roberto Caminiti,Paul B. Johnson,Ives Burnod
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 16 December 2011
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The primate forearm is capable of an infinite variety of motions which are performed with power, speed, and finesse. How the brain generates and controls such movements has intrigued and baffled students of motor control for centuries. However, progress toward the better understanding of arm movement control is now being made by researchers in several disciplines. This volume brings together contributions from the fields of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, behavior, and computational neuroscience. Each chapter presents recent data from current research topics

Neural Control of Rhythmic Movements in Vertebrates

Neural Control of Rhythmic Movements in Vertebrates
  • Author : Avis H. Cohen,Serge Rossignol,Sten Grillner
  • Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
  • Release : 26 February 1988
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Electroreception Edited by Theodore Holmes Bullock and Walter Heiligenberg Presents recent findings in the research on modality of animal perception, particularly the ability to sense feeble electrical fields. Includes a new treatment of electric organs and their control, examination of receptors and their ionic mechanisms, and discussion of regeneration of the spinal cord. Uses electric fish as models. 1986 (0 471-81800-3) 722 pp. Neurobiology of Taste and Smell Thomas E. Finger and Wayne L. Silver A survey of subdisciplines within the field

The Evolving Brain

The Evolving Brain
  • Author : C. H. Vanderwolf
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 30 April 2007
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This book presents a series of essays on neuroscientific aspects of human nature and instinctive behavior, individually acquired (learned) behavior, human bipedal locomotion, voluntary movement, and the general problem of how the brain controls behavior. The author argues that concepts of the mind based on ancient Greek philosophy are past usefulness, and that modern animal behavior studies provide a better guide to the functional organization of the brain.

Neural Control of Skilled Human Movement

Neural Control of Skilled Human Movement
  • Author : Frederick W. J. Cody
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing
  • Release : 28 October 1995
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This text focuses on skilled movements in humans, while drawing upon evidence obtained in other species. Attention is directed at movements of the hand and arm, with the production of speech sounds also being seen as an important example of skilled movement. Concise up-dates of current understanding of the roles of the main motor centres - cerebral cortex, basal ganglia, cerebellum and spinal cord - in skilled movement and its clinical impairments, are provided by neuroscientists.

Neural and Computational Modeling of Movement Control

Neural and Computational Modeling of Movement Control
  • Author : Ning Lan,Vincent C. K. Cheung,Simon C. Gandevia
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 17 April 2017
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In the study of sensorimotor systems, an important research goal has been to understand the way neural networks in the spinal cord and brain interact to control voluntary movement. Computational modeling has provided insight into the interaction between centrally generated commands, proprioceptive feedback signals and the biomechanical responses of the moving body. Research in this field is also driven by the need to improve and optimize rehabilitation after nervous system injury and to devise biomimetic methods of control in robotic

The Neuroscience of Human Movement

The Neuroscience of Human Movement
  • Author : Charles T. Leonard
  • Publisher : Mosby Incorporated
  • Release : 28 October 1998
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Covering the basics of neuroscience, including a chapter on the vocabulary of the nervous system (a great brush-up even for those who have some prior knowledge of neuroscience), this excellent reference eases the student through more difficult topics such as reflexes, eye-hand coordination, and neural control of running and walking. Each chapter begins with an outline, and a comprehensive glossary rounds out the book. More than 50 original line drawings illustrate key concepts. * Presents difficult information on neuroscience in an easy-to-understand

Motor Control

Motor Control
  • Author : D. R. Humphrey,H.-J. Freund
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Son Limited
  • Release : 03 May 1991
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Motor Control: Concepts and Issues D.R. Humphrey H.-J. Freund Editors Studies of the neural control of movement and posture have come to be truly interdisciplinary in scope. Major contributions have come to this still growing field of research from many branches of neuroscience, clinical neurology, psychology, and the emerging disciplines of biomechanics and robotics. As a result of this multidisciplinary effort, much progress has been made in understanding the attributes of motor behavior, the functional organization of motor

Hand and Brain

Hand and Brain
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 24 June 1996
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Used for gestures of communication, environmental exploration, and the grasping and manipulating of objects, the hand has a vital role in our lives. The hand's anatomical structure and neural control are among the most complex and detailed of human motor systems. Hand and Brain is a comprehensive overview of the hand's sensorimotor control. It discusses mediating variables in perception and prehension, the coordination of muscles with the central nervous system, the nature of movement control and hand positioning, hand-arm coordination