Control of fast-reaching movements by muscle synergy combinations.

  title={Control of fast-reaching movements by muscle synergy combinations.},
  author={Andrea d'Avella and Alessandro Portone and Laure Fernandez and Francesco Lacquaniti},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={26 30},
How the CNS selects the appropriate muscle patterns to achieve a behavioral goal is an open question. To gain insight into this process, we characterized the spatiotemporal organization of the muscle patterns for fast-reaching movements. We recorded electromyographic activity from up to 19 shoulder and arm muscles during point-to-point movements between a central location and 8 peripheral targets in each of 2 vertical planes. We used an optimization algorithm to identify a set of time-varying… CONTINUE READING
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