© 2002

Sensorimotor Control of Movement and Posture

  • Simon C. Gandevia
  • Uwe Proske
  • Douglas G. Stuart

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 508)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Impulse Initiation and Central Transmission from Muscle and Skin

  3. Proprioception in Limb Movements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-59
    2. Simon C. Gandevia, Kathyrn M. Refshauge, David F. Collins
      Pages 61-68
    3. James R. Lackner, Paul DiZio
      Pages 69-78
    4. Graham K. Kerr, Charles J. Worringham
      Pages 79-86
    5. Andrew K. Wise, James B. Fallon
      Pages 87-94
    6. Kathryn M. Refshauge
      Pages 95-101
  4. Afferent Contributions to Balance and Posture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-104
    2. J. Timothy Inglis, Paul M. Kennedy, Cari Wells, Romeo Chua
      Pages 111-117
    3. Daniel L. Wardman, Richard C. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 119-128
    4. Brian L. Day, Michel Guerraz, Jonathan Cole
      Pages 129-137

About this book


This collection of contributions on the subject of the neural mechanisms of sensorimotor control resulted from a conference held in Cairns, Australia, September 3-6, 2001. While the three of us were attending the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) Congress in St Petersburg, Russia, in 1997, we discussed the implications of the next Congress being awarded to New Zealand. We agreed to organise a satellite to this congress in an area of mutual interest -the neuroscience of movement and sensation. Australia has a long-standing and enviable reputation in the field of neural mechanisms of sensorimotor control. Arguably this reached its peak with the award of a Nobel Prize to Sir John Eccles in 1963 for his work on synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. Since that time, the subject of neuroscience has progressed considerably. One advance is the exploitation of knowledge acquired from animal experiments to studies on conscious human subjects. In this development, Australians have achieved international prominence, particularly in the areas of kinaesthesia and movement control. This bias is evident in the choice of subject matter for the conference and, subsequently, this book. It was also decided to assign a whole section to muscle mechanics, a subject that is often left out altogether from conferences on motor control. Cairns is a lovely city and September is a good time to visit it.


Cortex Nervous System anatomy biomechanics neural mechanisms perception physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon C. Gandevia
    • 1
  • Uwe Proske
    • 2
  • Douglas G. Stuart
    • 3
  1. 1.Prince of Wales Medical Research InstituteSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.University of ArizonaTempeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sensorimotor Control of Movement and Posture
  • Editors Simon C. Gandevia
    Uwe Proske
    Douglas G. Stuart
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-47285-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-5206-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-0713-0
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 518
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Internal Medicine
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