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New discoveries about brain-hand connection sought to improve therapies, treatments, prosthetics
Date:3/21/2012

y of movement with a focus on kinematics of the hand, involving how the hand is shaped and how it performs grasping and related actions.

He began conducting hand research while working as a post-doctoral researcher at University of Minnesota, where he met Gordon, who had just completed his post-doctoral research there.

In the past eight years, they have expanded research into the workings of physical motor skills by incorporating recent advances in knowledge of biomechanics, neurophysiology and psychology.

Santello and Gordon now examine not only how objects are grasped, but look at why people choose to grasp an object in the ways they do.

By taking decision-making functions into account, they're trying to provide a more comprehensive view of the brain-hand relationship how, for instance, the brain and hand work together to create a memory of the position and force necessary to manipulate particular objects.


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Contact: Joe Kullman
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Arizona State University
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