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Neurobiology of Motor Control

Fundamental Concepts and New Directions

Hooper, Scott L. / Büschges, Ansgar (eds.)

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1. Edition August 2017
512 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
Hooper, Scott L. / Büschges, Ansgar (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-87340-3
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A multi-disciplinary look at the current state of knowledge regarding motor control and movement--from molecular biology to robotics

The last two decades have seen a dramatic increase in the number of sophisticated tools and methodologies for exploring motor control and movement. Multi-unit recordings, molecular neurogenetics, computer simulation, and new scientific approaches for studying how muscles and body anatomy transform motor neuron activity into movement have helped revolutionize the field. Neurobiology of Motor Control brings together contributions from an interdisciplinary group of experts to provide a review of the current state of knowledge about the initiation and execution of movement, as well as the latest methods and tools for investigating them.

The book ranges from the findings of basic scientists studying model organisms such as mollusks and Drosophila, to biomedical researchers investigating vertebrate motor production to neuroengineers working to develop robotic and smart prostheses technologies. Following foundational chapters on current molecular biological techniques, neuronal ensemble recording, and computer simulation, it explores a broad range of related topics, including the evolution of motor systems, directed targeted movements, plasticity and learning, and robotics.
* Explores motor control and movement in a wide variety of organisms, from simple invertebrates to human beings
* Offers concise summaries of motor control systems across a variety of animals and movement types
* Explores an array of tools and methodologies, including electrophysiological techniques, neurogenic and molecular techniques, large ensemble recordings, and computational methods
* Considers unresolved questions and how current scientific advances may be used to solve them going forward

Written specifically to encourage interdisciplinary understanding and collaboration, and offering the most wide-ranging, timely, and comprehensive look at the science of motor control and movement currently available, Neurobiology of Motor Control is a must-read for all who study movement production and the neurobiological basis of movement--from molecular biologists to roboticists.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Ansgar Büschges and Scott L. Hooper

Chapter 2: Electrophysiological recording techniques
Scott L. Hooper and Joachim Schmidt

Chapter 3: Multi-unit recording
Arthur Leblois and Christophe Pouzat

Chapter 4: The "new math" of neuroscience: genetic tools for accessing and electively manipulating neurons
Andreas Schoofs, Michael J. Pankratz, and Martyn Goulding

Chapter 5: Computer simulation - power and peril
Astrid A. Prinz and Scott L. Hooper

Chapter 6: Evolution of motor systems
Paul S. Katz and Melina E. Hale

Chapter 7
Chapter 7.1: Introduction to motor pattern selection in vertebrates and invertebrates
Hans-Joachim Pflüger and Sten Grillner

Chapter 7.2: Selection of action--a vertebrate perspective
Sten Grillner and Brita Robertson

Chapter 7.3: Motor pattern selection and initiation in invertebrates with an emphasis on insects
Hans-Joachim Pflüger

Chapter 8: Neural networks for the generation of rhythmic motor behaviors
Ronald M. Harris-Warrick and Jan-Marino Ramirez

Chapter 9: Sensory feedback in the control of posture and locomotion
Donald H. Edwards and Boris I. Prilutsky

Chapter 10 Coordination of rhythmic movements
Jean-Patrick Le Gal, Réjean Dubuc, and Carmen Smarandache-Wellmann

Chapter 11: Prehensile movements
Till Bockemühl

Chapter 12: Muscle, biomechanics, and implications for neural control
Lena H. Ting and Hillel J. Chiel

Chapter 13: Plasticity and learning in motor control networks
John Simmers and Keith T. Sillar

Chapter 14: Bio-inspired robot locomotion
Thomas Buschmann and Barry Trimmer

Index
Scott L. Hooper, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Ohio University and Visiting Professor at the University of Cologne.

Ansgar Büschges, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Department of Animal Physiology at the University of Cologne. He has served as Dean of the University of Cologne's Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and is a member of the Executive Committee of the German Neuroscience Society.