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Mapping upper-limb motor performance after stroke - a novel method with utility for individualized motor training

Chronic upper limb motor impairment is a common outcome of stroke. Therapeutic training can reduce motor impairment. Recently, a growing interest in evaluating motor training provided by robotic assistive devices has emerged. Robot-assisted therapy is attractive because it provides a means of increasing practice intensity without increasing the workload of physical therapists. ...

Moving in time: Bayesian causal inference explains movement coordination to auditory beats

Mark T. Elliott Alan M. Wing Andrew E. Welchman 0 Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge , Cambridge CB2 3EB , UK 1 School of Psychology, University of Birmingham , Edgbaston B15 2TT , UK

Optimal feedback correction in string quartet synchronization

Alan M. Wing Satoshi Endo Adrian Bradbury Dirk Vorberg 0 Royal Academy of Music, University of London , Marylebone Road, London NW15HT, UK 1 Institute for Information-Oriented Control, Technische ... Research Received: 2 December 2013 Accepted: 2 January 2014 Author for correspondence: Alan M. Wing e-mail: Electronic supplementary material is available at

Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of Visual Cue Training to Improve Adaptability of Walking after Stroke: Multi-Centre, Single-Blind Randomised Control Pilot Trial

Objectives Given the importance of vision in the control of walking and evidence indicating varied practice of walking improves mobility outcomes, this study sought to examine the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of varied walking practice in response to visual cues, for the rehabilitation of walking following stroke. Design This 3 arm parallel, multi-centre, assessor blind, ...

Light touch for balance: influence of a time-varying external driving signal

Alan M. Wing () 0 Leif Johannsen 0 Satoshi Endo 0 0 Sensory Motor Neuroscience Laboratory, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham Edgbaston , Birmingham B15 2TT , UK Sensory information

Active touch sensing

Active sensing systems are purposive and information-seeking sensory systems. Active sensing usually entails sensor movement, but more fundamentally, it involves control of the sensor apparatus, in whatever manner best suits the task, so as to maximize information gain. In animals, active sensing is perhaps most evident in the modality of touch. In this theme issue, we look at ...

Active Collisions in Altered Gravity Reveal Eye-Hand Coordination Strategies

Most object manipulation tasks involve a series of actions demarcated by mechanical contact events, and gaze is usually directed to the locations of these events as the task unfolds. Typically, gaze foveates the target 200 ms in advance of the contact. This strategy improves manual accuracy through visual feedback and the use of gaze-related signals to guide the hand/object. Many ...

The role of spatial integration in the perception of surface orientation with active touch

Vision research has shown that perception of line orientation, in the fovea area, improves with line length (Westheimer & Ley, 1997). This suggests that the visual system may use spatial integration to improve perception of orientation. In the present experiments, we investigated the role of spatial integration in the perception of surface orientation using kinesthetic and ...

Effects of surface texture and grip force on the discrimination of hand-held loads

In this paper, we report the results from two experiments in which subjects were required to discriminate horizontal load forces applied to a manipulandum held with a precision grip. The roughness (and hence friction) of the grip surfaces and required grip force were manipulated. In the first experiment, subjects were instructed to judge the load while maintaining hand position and ...

Effects of surface texture on weight perception when lifting objects with a precision grip

In this paper, we show that, when lifting an object using a precision grip with the distal pads of the thumb and index finger at its sides, the perceived weight depends on the object’s surface texture. The smoother the surface texture, the greater the perceived weight. We suggest that a smoother object is judged to be heavier because the grip force, normal to the surface, required ...

A simple measure of handwriting as an index of stress

The use of the length of ticks written as questionnaire responses is suggested as a quick and easy method for recording the effect of stresses on human perceptual-motor performance. A validation of the measure is provided by the results of a field experiment on the effect of alcohol drunk in a social setting.

The timing of interresponse intervals

ALAN M. WING 0 A. B. KRISTOFFERSON 0 0 McMaster University , Hamilton, Ontario , Canada Analogs of models of duration discrimination are here related to the timing of discrete motor responses. The

Response delays and the timing of discrete motor responses

ALAN M. WING 0 A. B. KRISTOFFERSON 0 0 McMaster University , Hamilton, Ontario , Canada A model for the timing of repetitive discrete motor responses is proposed, and a prediction of negative