Combinations of muscle synergies in the construction of a natural motor behavior

@article{dAvella2003CombinationsOM,
  title={Combinations of muscle synergies in the construction of a natural motor behavior},
  author={Andrea d’Avella and Philippe Saltiel and Emilio Bizzi},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={6},
  pages={300-308}
}
A central issue in motor control is how the central nervous system generates the muscle activity patterns necessary to achieve a variety of behavioral goals. The many degrees of freedom of the musculoskeletal apparatus provide great flexibility but make the control problem extremely complex. Muscle synergies—coherent activations, in space or time, of a group of muscles—have been proposed as building blocks that could simplify the construction of motor behaviors. To evaluate this hypothesis, we… Expand
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