The control of the reach-to-grasp movement

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Abstract

In this chapter, we showed that a close examination of the task geometry can explain how our digits move when we reach out to grasp an object. The laws that govern this behavior are similar to the ones that describe single-digit goal-directed movements. As with any movement, the selection of endpoint depends on why one is making the movement, and the trajectory is under continuous visual guidance, influenced by constraints imposed by obstacles and by the need to be precise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReach-to-Grasp Behavior
Subtitle of host publicationBrain, Behavior, and Modelling Across the Life Span
EditorsDaniela Corbetta, Marco Santello
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter8
Pages177-196
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780429467875
ISBN (Print)9781138683211, 9781138683228
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Developmental Science

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