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Author Jones, Lynette A.

Title Human hand function / Lynette A. Jones, Susan J. Lederman.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  611.97 JONE    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 270 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Historical overview and general introduction -- Evolutionary development and anatomy of the hand -- Neurophysiology of hand function -- Tactile sensing -- Active haptic sensing -- Prehension -- Non-prehensile skilled movements -- End-effector constraints -- Hand function across the lifespan -- Applied aspects of hand function -- Summary, conclusions and future directions.
Summary "Human Hand Function is a multidisciplinary book that reviews the sensory and motor aspects of normal hand function from both neurophysiological and behavioral perspectives. Jones and Lederman present hand function as a continuum ranging from activities that are essentially sensory in nature to those that have a strong motor component. They delineate four categories of function along this sensorimotor continuum: tactile sensing, active haptic sensing, prehension, and non-prehensile skilled movements. The authors then use these four categories as a framework for analyzing and synthesizing the results from a broad range of studies that has contributed to our understanding of how the normal human hand functions."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Lederman, Susan J.
Subject Hand -- Physiology.
Hand -- Anatomy.
Hand -- Movements.
ISBN 9780195173154 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
0195173155 (hbk. : acid-free paper)