Human Motor Behavior: An Introduction

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apparatus in the performance of acts. Such complementation is a further step in the direction of pruning the duties of the homunculus, a task that we have identified with Bernstein's goal of understanding how the many degrees of freedom of the body are systematically regulated in action, without substantial reliance on an intelligent executive system.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The writing of this chapter was supported in part by the following grants awarded to the Haskins Laboratories: NICHD Grant HD-01994, NIH Grant NS-13870, and NIH Grant NS-13617. The figures were done gratis by Claudia Carello, to whom the authors are most grateful.


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