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Dexterous Manipulation: Sensorimotor Learning and Control


Abstract Humans' ability to perform fine object and tool manipulation is a defining feature of their sensorimotor repertoire. How the central nervous system builds and maintains internal representations of such skilled hand-object interactions has attracted significant attention over the past three decades. Nevertheless, two major gaps exist: a) how digit positions and forces are coordinated during natural manipulation tasks, and b) what mechanisms underlie the formation and retention of internal representations of dexterous manipulation. This dissertation addresses these two questions through five experiments that are based on novel grip devices and experimental protocols. It was found that high-level representation of manipulation tasks can be... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Fu, Qiushi (Author) / Santello, Marco (Advisor) / Helms Tillery, Stephen (Committee member) / Buneo, Christopher (Committee member) / Santos, Veronica (Committee member) / Artemiadis, Panagiotis (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomedical engineering / Neurosciences
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 219 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Bioengineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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