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Title: Head movements destabilize cyclical in-phase but not anti-phase homologous limb coordination in humans
Authors: Meesen, Raf ×
Levin, Oron
Wenderoth, Nicole
Swinnen, Stephan #
Issue Date: Apr-2003
Series Title: Neuroscience Letters vol:340 issue:3 pages:229-33
Abstract: The present study addressed the role of head movements in the coordination of the homologous upper or lower limbs in supine normal subjects. Consistent with previous research, in-phase mirror symmetrical movements were performed more accurately and consistently than anti-phase movements. However, inclusion of head movements destabilized in-phase but not anti-phase homologous limb coordination, in contrast to previous work demonstrating a higher vulnerability of anti-phase than in-phase coordination to various experimental perturbations. It was observed that the head moved in the same direction as the limbs during anti- but not during in-phase coordination. Furthermore, the interlimb patterns also affected the head rotations that were lower in spatiotemporal consistency and less consistently coupled with the limbs during in-phase than during anti-phase coordination. These findings provide new insights into the coalition of egocentric and allocentric constraints during interlimb coordination.
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ISSN: 0304-3940
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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