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Reach-to-grasp Behavior : Brain, Behavior, and Modelling Across the Life Span - (Paperback)

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Reaching for objects in our surroundings is an everyday activity that most humans perform seamlessly a hundred times a day. It is nonetheless a complex behavior that requires the perception of objects’ features, action selection, movement planning, multi-joint coordination, force regulation, and the integration of all of these properties during the actions themselves to meet the successful demands of extremely varied task goals. Even though reach-to-grasp behavior has been studied for decades, it has, in recent years, become a particularly growing area of multidisciplinary research because of its crucial role in activities of daily living and broad range of applications to other fields, including physical rehabilitation, prosthetics, and robotics.

This volume brings together novel and exciting research that sheds light into the complex sensory-motor processes involved in the selection and production of reach-to-grasp behaviors. It offers a unique life-span and multidisciplinary perspective on the development and multiple processes involved in the formation of reach-to-grasp behavior. It covers recent and exciting discoveries from the fields of developmental psychology and learning sciences, neurophysiology and brain sciences, movement sciences, and the dynamic field of developmental robotics, which has become a very active applied field relying on biologically inspired models. This volume is a rich and valuable resource for students and professionals in all of these research fields, as well as cognitive sciences, rehabilitation, and other applied sciences.

Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Psychology
Series Title: Frontiers of Developmental Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: September 5, 2018
TCIN: 53392264
UPC: 9781138683228
Item Number (DPCI): 248-66-1026
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