A theoretical model of phase transitions in human hand movements

@article{Haken2004ATM,
  title={A theoretical model of phase transitions in human hand movements},
  author={Hermann Haken and J. A. Scott Kelso and Helmut Bunz},
  journal={Biological Cybernetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={51},
  pages={347-356}
}
Earlier experimental studies by one of us (Kelso, 1981a, 1984) have shown that abrupt phase transitions occur in human hand movements under the influence of scalar changes in cycling frequency. Beyond a critical frequency the originally prepared out-of-phase, antisymmetric mode is replaced by a symmetrical, in-phase mode involving simultaneous activation of homologous muscle groups. Qualitavely, these phase transitions are analogous to gait shifts in animal locomotion as well as phenomena… Expand

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