Constrained and unconstrained movements involve different control strategies.

@article{Desmurget1997ConstrainedAU,
  title={Constrained and unconstrained movements involve different control strategies.},
  author={Michel Desmurget and Mike Jordan and C. Prablanc and Marc Jeannerod},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={1644-50}
}
This experiment was carried out to test whether or not the rules governing the execution of compliant and unconstrained movements are different (a compliant motion is defined as a motion constrained by external contact). To answer this question we examined the characteristics of visually directed movements performed with either the index fingertip (unconstrained) or a hand-held cursor (compliant). For each of these categories of movements, two experimental conditions were investigated: no… CONTINUE READING

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