The editors have done an admirable job of selecting authors whose work represents many of the dominant approaches to studying the psychological, physiological, and neural basis of hand function... The chapters are well-written... This volume would also be a useful reference for researchers looking for an up-to-date synopsis of research in a specialty area... The authors maintain an integrative approach, linking their research to broader theoretical or applied issues, which is certain to create a sense of excitement about the area and a thoughtful consideration of the issues. This book does an excellent job of highlighting the different methodological approaches taken to understand sensorimotor control... In summary, this book conveys the excitement and importance of an area, which until recently has been treated with little enthusiasm or interest by psychologists. The emergence of neuroscience is rapidly altering this view, and this edited volume illustrates why sensorimotor control is a particularly good example of a truly integrative, multidisciplinary field. --CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY The editors have assembled an all-star cast of experts with each one focusing on a seminal series of experiments from his or her own laboratory. This diversity of expertise is one of the strengths of this book because the editors have made some real effort to co-ordinate the content and provide cohesiveness in the style and presentation... This book provides a solid and accessible introduction to motor control of the hand... It is eminently readable and has an extensive glossary. The topics covered are of high quality and authored by acknowledged experts. --TRENDS IN NEUROSCIENCE Chapters are well-written and nicely complemented by numerous figures and line drawings. The 'jargon-level' is purposely kept low so that the material lies within the reach of upper-division undergraduate and beginning graduate students. This book should appeal to individuals involved in physical therapy and robotics as well as to workers in the field and their students. --D.M. SENSEMAN, University of Texas at San AntonioFrom the Publisher:
Now available in paperback, Hand and Brain is a comprehensive overview of the hand's sensorimotor control. It discusses mediating variables in perception and comprehension, the coordination of muscles with the central nervous system, the nature of movement control and hand positioning, hand-arm coordination in reaching and grasping, and the sensory function of the hand. This book takes a broad interdisciplinary perspective on the control of hand movements that includes neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, psychology and neuropsychology, and biomechanics. The authors, who have all made significant scientific contributions in their own right, have sought to introduce their chosen topics in a manner that the reader is able to follow without sacrificing detailed and up-to-date coverage of the major developments.
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Descripción Academic Press, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0127594418