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Biomechanical Insights into Neural Control of Movement

Handbook of Physiology, Exercise: Regulation and Integration of Multiple Systems

  1. Ronald F. Zernicke1,
  2. Judith L. Smith2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp120108

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Zernicke, R. F. and Smith, J. L. 2011. Biomechanical Insights into Neural Control of Movement. Comprehensive Physiology. 293–330.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Analytical Techniques and Terms
    • 1.1
      Biomechanics Terminology
    • 1.2
      Dynamics Variables
    • 1.3
      Single vs. Multiple Degrees of Freedom
    • 1.4
      Free-Body Diagram
    • 1.5
      Dynamics Techniques
  • 2
    Insights from Inverse Dynamics
    • 2.1
      Equations of Motion
    • 2.2
      Anthropometric Data
    • 2.3
      Predictions Using an Inverse Dynamics Model
  • 3
    Control of Different Locomotion Forms
    • 3.1
      Swing-Phase Dynamics
    • 3.2
      Stance-Phase Dynamics
    • 3.3
      Insights for Neural Control of Locomotion
  • 4
    Role of Dynamics in the Control of Arm Movements
    • 4.1
      Limb Postural Dynamics
    • 4.2
      Intersegmental Dynamics Change with Practice
  • 5
    Changes in Limb Dynamics During Development
    • 5.1
      Spontaneous Kicking Behaviors
    • 5.2
      Acquisition of Reaching
  • 6
    Concluding Remarks