Hemispheric specialization in the co-ordination of arm and trunk movements during pointing in patients with unilateral brain damage

@article{Esparza2002HemisphericSI,
  title={Hemispheric specialization in the co-ordination of arm and trunk movements during pointing in patients with unilateral brain damage},
  author={Danilo Y. Esparza and Philippe S. Archambault and Carolee J. Winstein and Mindy F. Levin},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={148},
  pages={488-497}
}
During pointing movements involving trunk displacement, healthy subjects perform stereotypically, selecting a strategy in which the movement is initiated with either the hand or trunk, and where the trunk continues after the end of the hand movement. In a previous study, such temporal co-ordination was not found in patients with left-hemispheric brain lesions reaching with either their dominant paretic or with their non-dominant non-paretic arm. This co-ordination deficit may be associated in… CONTINUE READING