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The psychobiology of the hand

Author: Kevin J Connolly
Publisher: London : Mac Keith Press : Distributed by Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Clinics in developmental medicine, no. 147.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The hand is a remarkable organ which is characteristic of primates and most highly developed in man. This book deals with the evolution and development of hand function, with the structure of the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J Connolly
ISBN: 9781898683148 189868314X
OCLC Number: 40230106
Description: x, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The structure of the hand / Robert E. Page --
The hand as a perceptual system / Susan J. Lederman and Roberta L. Klatzky --
The control of human prehension / Patrick Haggard --
Manual dexterity / Lynette Jones --
The stability of handedness / Marian Annett --
How non-human primates use their hands / Dorothy Fragaszy --
The neurophysiology of manual skill development / Hans Forssberg --
Changes in grasping skills and the emergence of bimanual coordination during the first year of life / Jacqueline Fagard --
Exploring and exploiting objects with the hands during infancy / Emily W. Bushnell and J. Paul Boudreau --
Body scale and the development of hand form and function in prehension / Karl M. Newell and Paola Cesari --
The development of manual dexterity in young children / Edison de J. Manoel and Kevin J. Connolly --
Development disorders and the use of grip force to compensate for inertial forces during voluntary movement / Elisabeth L. Hill and Alan M. Wing --
Assessing manual control in children with coordination difficulties / John P. Wann, Mark Mon-Williams and Richard G. Carson --
Manual skills in children with learning difficulties / David Sugden --
Neurological disorders and abnormal hand function / Mary O'Regan and J. Keith Brown.
Series Title: Clinics in developmental medicine, no. 147.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin J. Connolly.
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'Probably the most elegant and skilful organ that has been developed through natural selection.' Buettner-Janusch (1966) 'This is one of the few books that synthesize progress in our understanding Read more...

 
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