Accession Number:

ADA169261

Title:

Controlling the Temporal Structure of Limb Movements: A Response

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. for period ending Jun 1985

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES MOTOR CONTROL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

This report is a response to a recent article by Berkinblit, et.al., which suggested that motor-program models, in which a centrally programmed temporal structure was a key ingredient, seemed incorrect. In particular, Schmidt takes issue with their discussion of Feldmans 1974 mass-spring model which denies a central program for limb movement timing and amplitudes. Schmidt argues that evidence for unidirectional actions and sequential movements limits the utility of the mass-spring model. Keywords Mass-spring control Motor- programs Kinematics EMG.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE