Finger coordination in persons with Down syndrome: atypical patterns of coordination and the effects of practice

@article{Latash2002FingerCI,
  title={Finger coordination in persons with Down syndrome: atypical patterns of coordination and the effects of practice},
  author={Mark L. Latash and Ning Kang and David Patterson},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={146},
  pages={345-355}
}
The study addresses an issue of possible relations between the apparent “clumsiness” of persons with Down syndrome (DS) and changes in indices of finger coordination. We hypothesized that persons with DS would prefer less challenging, safer motor strategies reflected in finger coordination patterns. Maximal single and multi-finger force production (MVC) tasks and multifinger tasks that required the production of a controlled time pattern (ramp) of total force were studied. As compared to… CONTINUE READING

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