K. Rost

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OBJECTIVE To analyze preserved and impaired aspects of feedforward grip force control during cyclic arm movements with a hand-held object after cerebellar damage. METHODS We tested eight subjects with unilateral or bilateral cerebellar pathologies and eight healthy control subjects. Participants performed cyclic vertical arm movements with a hand held(More)
We investigated how patients with cerebellar degeneration control fingertip forces to resist a perturbation imposed on a handheld load. Patients and healthy sex- and age-matched control subjects held an instrumented receptacle between the index finger and thumb. A weight was dropped into the receptacle either unexpectedly from the experimenter's hand with(More)
When we repetitively lift an object, the balance between grip force normal to the object's surface and load force tangential to the object's surface is accurately programmed to match the physical object properties within a few lifts. Here, we ask if the accuracy of grip force scaling to object weight and the transfer of weight-related information from one(More)
Dose-effect relations of ?-nerve growth factor (NGF) have been established on the induction of choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) in basal forebrain nuclei, striatum, cortex and hippocampus of newborn rats after single intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injections. Doses above 2 ?g were maximally effective in each of the four brain regions. With the same doses(More)
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