Old age impairs the use of arbitrary visual cues for predictive control of fingertip forces during grasp

@article{Cole2001OldAI,
  title={Old age impairs the use of arbitrary visual cues for predictive control of fingertip forces during grasp},
  author={Kelly J. Cole and Diane L. Rotella},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={143},
  pages={35-41}
}
Old age impairs the ability to form new associations for declarative memory, but the ability to acquire and retain procedural memories remains relatively intact. Thus, it is unclear whether old age affects the ability to learn the visuomotor associations needed to set efficient fingertip forces for handling familiar objects. We studied the ability for human subjects to use visual cues (color) about the mechanical properties (texture or weight) of a grasped object to control fingertip forces… CONTINUE READING