Control of grip force during restraint of an object held between finger and thumb: responses of cutaneous afferents from the digits

Abstract

Unexpected pulling and pushing loads exerted by an object held with a precision grip evoke automatic and graded increases in the grip force (normal to the grip surfaces) that prevent escape of the object; unloading elicits a decrease in grip force. Anesthesia of the digital nerves has shown that these grip reactions depend on sensory signals from the digits… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00242913

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