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Sensorimotor Control of Grasping
Physiology and Pathophysiology

J. Hermsdörfer, U. Castiello, C. Ansuini, V. M. Zatsiorsky, M. Latash, T. Brochier, R. Lemon, G. Koch, R. C. Rothwell, H. H. Ehrsson, M. B. Spraker, D. M. Corcos, D. E. Vaillancourt, E. Oztop, M. Kawato, M. Jeannerod, R. S. Johansson, R. S. Flanagan, K. Merrit, A. Smith, A. M. Wing, S. J. Lederman, S. Endo, M. Bracewell, P. Gysin, T. R. Kaminski, A. M. Gordon, B. Vollmer, H. Forssberg, K. Cole, D. A. Nowak, J. A. Johnston, M. Santello, C. Lang, M. Schieber, T. S. Flink, G. E. Stelmach, R. Reilmann, J. Kuhtz-Buschbeck, S. Prio Richardson, M. Hallett, M. Manto, L. Timmermann, J. Raethjen, G. Deuschl, C. Grefkes, G. R. Fink, K. M. Friel, R. Wenzelburger, K. Zeuner, B. Baur, H. R. Siebner
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  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521881579

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  • The human hand can take on a huge variety of shapes and functions, providing its owner with a powerful hammer at one time or a delicate pair of forceps at another. The universal utility of the hand is even more enhanced by the ability to amplify the function of the hand by using tools. To understand and appreciate how the human brain controls movements of the hand, it is important to investigate both the healthy motor behaviour and dysfunction during everyday manipulative tasks. This book provides a contemporary summary of the physiology and pathophysiology of the manipulative and exploratory functions of the human hand. With contributions from scientists and clinical researchers of biomechanics, kinesiology, neurophysiology, psychology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, it covers the development of healthy human grasping over the lifespan, the wide spectrum of disability in the pathological state and links basic motor research with modern brain sciences.

    • Contemporary summary of the control of grasping from both a laboratory and a clinical perspective
    • Contains a colour plate section to illustrate research from the advanced experts who have contributed to this book
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    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521881579
    • length: 524 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 179 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus. 14 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Methodology:
    1. Analysis of grip forces during object manipulation J. Hermsdörfer
    2. Kinematic assessment of grasping U. Castiello and C. Ansuini
    3. Digit forces in multi-digit grasps V. M. Zatsiorsky and M. Latash
    4. Recordings from the motor cortex during skilled grasping T. Brochier and R. Lemon
    5. Recording of EMG activity in the monkey during skilled grasping T. Brochier and R. Lemon
    6. Transcranial magnetic stimulation investigations of reaching and grasping movements G. Koch and R. C. Rothwell
    7. Neuroimaging of grasping H. H. Ehrsson
    8. fMRI studies of the basal ganglia and precision grip M. B. Spraker, D. M. Corcos and D. E. Vaillancourt
    9. Models for the control of grasping E. Oztop and M. Kawato
    Part II. The Physiology of Grasping:
    10. The study of hand movements during grasping: a historical perspective M. Jeannerod
    11. Sensory control of object manipulation R. S. Johansson and R. S. Flanagan
    12. Predictive mechanisms and object representations used in object manipulation R. S. Flanagan, K. Merrit and R. S. Johansson
    13. The neurohaptic control of the hand A. Smith
    14. Points for precision grip A. M. Wing and S. J. Lederman
    15. Two hands in object oriented action S. Endo, A. M. Wing and M. Bracewell
    16. Dynamic grasp control during gait P. Gysin, T. R. Kaminski and A. M. Gordon
    17. Development of grasping and object manipulation B. Vollmer and H. Forssberg
    18. The effects of ageing on sensorimotor control of the hand K. Cole
    Part III. The Pathophysiology of Grasping:
    19. Somatosensory disorders J. Hermsdörfer and D. A. Nowak
    20. Multi-digit grasping and manipulation: effect of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on force coordination J. A. Johnston and M. Santello
    21. Stroke C. Lang and M. Schieber
    22. Prehension characteristics in Parkinson's disease T. S. Flink and G. E. Stelmach
    23. Grip force analysis in Huntington's disease – a biomarker for clinical trials? R. Reilmann
    24. Traumatic brain injury J. Kuhtz-Buschbeck
    25. Focal hand dystonia S. Prio Richardson and M. Hallett
    26. Cerebellar disorders M. Manto and D. A. Nowak
    27. Tremor L. Timmermann, J. Raethjen and G. Deuschl
    28. Schizophrenia D. A. Nowak
    Part IV. Therapy of Impaired Grasping:
    29. Stroke therapy D. A. Nowak and J. Hermsdörfer
    30. Functional reorganisation and neuromodulation, C. Grefkes and G. R. Fink
    31. Intensive training of upper extremity function in children with cerebral palsy A. M. Gordon and K. M. Friel
    32. Therapy of sensorimotor dysfunction of the hand in Parkinson's disease R. Wenzelburger
    33. Therapy of focal hand dystonia K. Zeuner, B. Baur and H. R. Siebner
    34. Therapy of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus D. A Nowak.

  • Editors

    Dennis A. Nowak, Klinik Kipfenberg, Kipfenberg, Germany
    Dennis A. Nowak is a Consultant Neurologist, Head of the Motor Control and Movement Disorders Laboratory and Head of the Recovery of Function Research Group at the University of Cologne.

    Joachim Hermsdörfer, Technical University of Munich
    Joachim Hermsdorfer is director of the group 'Human-Machine-Interface', in the Generation Research Program group at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in München.

    Contributors

    J. Hermsdörfer, U. Castiello, C. Ansuini, V. M. Zatsiorsky, M. Latash, T. Brochier, R. Lemon, G. Koch, R. C. Rothwell, H. H. Ehrsson, M. B. Spraker, D. M. Corcos, D. E. Vaillancourt, E. Oztop, M. Kawato, M. Jeannerod, R. S. Johansson, R. S. Flanagan, K. Merrit, A. Smith, A. M. Wing, S. J. Lederman, S. Endo, M. Bracewell, P. Gysin, T. R. Kaminski, A. M. Gordon, B. Vollmer, H. Forssberg, K. Cole, D. A. Nowak, J. A. Johnston, M. Santello, C. Lang, M. Schieber, T. S. Flink, G. E. Stelmach, R. Reilmann, J. Kuhtz-Buschbeck, S. Prio Richardson, M. Hallett, M. Manto, L. Timmermann, J. Raethjen, G. Deuschl, C. Grefkes, G. R. Fink, K. M. Friel, R. Wenzelburger, K. Zeuner, B. Baur, H. R. Siebner

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