The neuroscience of grasping

@article{Castiello2005TheNO,
  title={The neuroscience of grasping},
  author={Umberto Castiello},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={726-736}
}
  • U. Castiello
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
People have always been fascinated by the exquisite precision and flexibility of the human hand. When hand meets object, we confront the overlapping worlds of sensorimotor and cognitive functions. We reach for objects, grasp and lift them, manipulate them and use them to act on other objects. This review examines one of these actions — grasping. Recent research in behavioural neuroscience, neuroimaging and electrophysiology has the potential to reveal where in the brain the process of grasping… 

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