Toward a physiological understanding of human dexterity.


Dexterity, defined as the skillful manipulation of the hands, is now amenable to physiological investigation. Two topics are discussed here: grasping (i.e., hand-object coupling) and bimanual coordination. Dexterity depends on powerful, distributed neural networks and is particularly vulnerable to brain lesions. A knowledge of physiological mechanisms is needed to deal with these neurological problems.

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@article{Wiesendanger2001TowardAP, title={Toward a physiological understanding of human dexterity.}, author={Mario Wiesendanger and Deborah J. Serrien}, journal={News in physiological sciences : an international journal of physiology produced jointly by the International Union of Physiological Sciences and the American Physiological Society}, year={2001}, volume={16}, pages={228-33} }