A test between two hypotheses and a possible third way for the control of prehension

@article{MonWilliams2000ATB,
  title={A test between two hypotheses and a possible third way for the control of prehension},
  author={Mark Mon-Williams and Robert D. McIntosh},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={134},
  pages={268-273}
}
We used an obstacle avoidance task to test two opposing accounts of how the nervous system controls prehension. The visuomotor account supposes that the system independently controls the grip formation and transport phase of prehensile movements. In contrast, the digit channel hypothesis suggests that the system controls the thumb and finger more or less independently. Our data strongly favoured the traditional visuomotor channel hypothesis and demonstrated that the time taken to grasp an… CONTINUE READING