Controlling the Temporal Structure of Limb Movements: A Response
Interim rept. for period ending Jun 1985
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES MOTOR CONTROL LAB
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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.
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