Co-ordination of bimanual movements in a centrally deafferented patient executing open loop reach-to-grasp movements

Jackson, G.M., Jackson, S.R., Newport, R. and Harvey, M. (2002) Co-ordination of bimanual movements in a centrally deafferented patient executing open loop reach-to-grasp movements. Acta Psychologica, 110(2-3), pp. 231-246. (doi:10.1016/S0001-6918(02)00035-5)

Jackson, G.M., Jackson, S.R., Newport, R. and Harvey, M. (2002) Co-ordination of bimanual movements in a centrally deafferented patient executing open loop reach-to-grasp movements. Acta Psychologica, 110(2-3), pp. 231-246. (doi:10.1016/S0001-6918(02)00035-5)

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Abstract

Many everyday tasks require that we use our hands co-operatively. For tasks where both hands are required to perform the same action, a common motor program can be used. But, where each hand must perform a different action, some degree of independent control of each hand is required. In this paper we examine the co-ordination of bimanual movement kinematics in a female patient recovering from brain injury involving anterior regions of the parietal lobe of the right hemisphere, which has resulted in a dense hemianaesthesia of her left arm. A particular focus of this paper is the co-ordination of bimanual movements for reaches executed without visual feedback. Specifically we present new data, which quantify the synchronisation of patient D.B.'s hands by comparing their relative time lag at the start and the end of her bimanual reaches. The results are discussed with particular reference to the role played by limb proprioception in the planning and control of prehension movements.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harvey, Dr Monika
Authors: Jackson, G.M., Jackson, S.R., Newport, R., and Harvey, M.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Journal Name:Acta Psychologica
ISSN:0001-6918
ISSN (Online):1873-6297
Published Online:09 April 2002

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