Decision-Making, Motor Planning
“Motor planning” refers to the cognitive operations that are antecedent to the execution of a voluntary, goal-directed motor act or sequence.
As the term implies, motorplanningrefers to the mental operations that precede the initiation of a voluntary motor act. Imagine, for example, the simple act of reaching to pick up a glass of wine while dining at a restaurant. If you are like most people, you have just envisioned yourself making a deliberate reach to pick up the glass, presumably for the eventual purpose of taking a sip. Now, instead imagine that this same glass of wine is teetering due to an inadvertent bump of the table by a passing waiter. It is readily apparent that your reaching movement in this circumstance, though requiring the same basic excursion, would be substantively different in both...
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