Forward to Bernstein: Movement Complexity as a New Frontier

  title={Forward to Bernstein: Movement Complexity as a New Frontier},
  author={Elena V. Biryukova and Irina Sirotkina},
  journal={Frontiers in Neuroscience},
The paper attempts to demonstrate that the “old-school” approach in motor control studies suggested over a century ago by I. M. Sechenov (1866/1968, 1901) and, later, N. A. Bernstein (1923, 1929, 1940, 1961) remains valid and relevant. Their methodology was to study the motor “periphery” in order to determine “central” mechanisms of motor control. The approach, which can be termed “bottom-up,” is contrasted with the “top-down” methodology of first making models of brain control and then… Expand


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