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
    5. Fay B. Horak, John Buchanan, Robert Creath, John Jeka
      Pages 139-145
    6. Thomas Mergner, Christoph Maurer, Robert J. Peterka
      Pages 147-152
  5. Motoneurones and Motor Units

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-155
    2. Robert E. Burke
      Pages 171-178
    3. Annie Schmied, Jean-Marc Aimonetti, Jean-Pierre Vedel
      Pages 179-185
    4. Randall K. Powers, Kemal S. Türker, Marc D. Binder
      Pages 199-205
    5. Marc D. Binder, C. G. Heckman, Randall. K. Powers
      Pages 207-212
    6. Aidas Alaburda, Jean-François Perrier, Jørn Hounsgaard
      Pages 219-226
    7. David F. Collins, Monica Gorassini, David Bennett, David Burke, Simon C. Gandevia
      Pages 227-235
    8. Christine K. Thomas, Jane E. Butler, Inge Zijdewind
      Pages 237-244
  6. Propriospinal Neurones and Spinal Reflexes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-247
    2. Douglas G. Stuart
      Pages 249-257
    3. John C. Rothwell
      Pages 259-263
    4. Eberhard E. Fetz, Steve I. Perlmutter, Yifat Prut, Kazuhiko Seki
      Pages 265-271
    5. Emmanuel Pierrot-Deseilligny, Véronique Marchand-Pauvert
      Pages 273-279
    6. Peter A. Kirkwood, M. A. Maier, Roger N. Lemon
      Pages 299-308
    7. Sabine Meunier, Rose Katz, Marion Simonetta-Moreau
      Pages 309-313
    8. Brian D. Schmit, Ela N. Benz, William Z. Rymer
      Pages 315-323
  7. Locomotion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-326
    2. Anthony Taylor
      Pages 327-334
    3. Peter Ellaway, Anthony Taylor, Rade Durbaba, Stephen Rawlinson
      Pages 335-342
    4. Arthur Prochazka, Valeriya Gritsenko, Sergiy Yakovenko
      Pages 357-367
    5. Jens Bo Nielsen, Thomas Sinkjær
      Pages 369-375
    6. Poul Dyhre-Poulsen, Erik B Simonsen
      Pages 377-383

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.


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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

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5206-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0713-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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