Motor Control

  • G. N. Gantchev
  • B. Dimitrov
  • P. Gatev

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Motor Unit Activity

  3. Reflex Control of Movements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. V. Gatev, M. Stefanova-Uzunova, L. Stamatova
      Pages 31-35
    3. M. Shahani, O. C. J. Lippold, K. Darton, U. Shahani
      Pages 37-42
    4. A. Struppler, H. Riescher, L. Gerilovsky
      Pages 51-57
  4. Central Control of Movements

  5. Posture Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. G. N. Gantchev, P. Gatev, N. Tankov, N. Draganova, S. Dunev, D. Popivanov
      Pages 129-134
    3. J. Quintern, W. Berger, V. Dietz
      Pages 135-140
    4. B. N. Smetanin, V. Ju. Shlikov, M. P. Kudinova
      Pages 141-144
    5. I. B. Kozlovskaya, I. F. Aslanova, A. V. Kirenskaya
      Pages 149-152
  6. Locomotion

  7. Motor Control Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. R. M. Abdusamatov, S. V. Adamovich, A. G. Feldman
      Pages 183-187
    3. J. M. Hollerbach, S. P. Moore, C. G. Atkeson
      Pages 197-208
    4. D. J. Ostry, J. D. Cooke, K. G. Munhall
      Pages 209-213
    5. St. Baykushev
      Pages 215-218
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 219-220

About this book


This book encompasses part of the papers presented at the Fifth International Symposium on Motor Control held in Varna, Bulgaria from 10 to 14 June 1985. The Motor Control Symposia organized in Bulgaria became tradition following the successful initiation of Professor Gydikov and his collaborators of the previous four meetings (Sofia, 1969, Varna, 1972, Albena, 1976, Varna, 1981). More than 140 scientists participated in the last Symposium, 40 from East Europe, 15 from West Europe, 15 from USA and Canada. These Symposia established an opportunity for encounter of prom­ inent scientists from allover the world, representatives of different schools and mainstreams. The participation of R. Granit, W. R. Ashby, B. C. Matthews, V. S. Gurfinkel, E. V. Evarts etc., is to be mentioned. The main topics of the Symposium included: 1) Motor Unit Activity; 2) Reflex Control of Movements; 3) Central Control of Movements; 4) Posture Control; 5) Locomotion; 6) Arm Movement; 7) Motor Control Models. 43 oral presentations and 103 posters were reported, 36 of them being presented in this volume. The presented papers deal with the complex mechanisms of movement and posture control, investigations of considerable interest in recent years. This interest was prompted by the huge biological importance of the motor activity as a most common mechanism of adaptation to the environment. Motor activity is also inadvertently involved in various fields of human practice: occupational activities, including extreme conditions, motor handicaps, sports, bioprosthetic devices, bionics, robotics etc.


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Editors and affiliations

  • G. N. Gantchev
    • 1
  • B. Dimitrov
    • 1
  • P. Gatev
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhysiologyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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