Force sharing among fingers as a model of the redundancy problem

@article{Li1998ForceSA,
  title={Force sharing among fingers as a model of the redundancy problem},
  author={Zong-Ming Li and Mark L. Latash and Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={119},
  pages={276-286}
}
Abstract The aim of this study was to test Bernstein’s idea that motor synergies provide solutions to the motor redundancy problem. Forces produced by individual fingers of one hand were recorded in one-, two-, three-, and four-finger tasks. The subjects (n=10) were asked to produce maximal total force (maximal voluntary contraction, MVC) and to match a ramp total force profile using different combinations of fingers. We found that individual finger forces were smaller in multifinger MVC tasks… 
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