Breathe, Walk and Chew; The Neural Challenge:

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Jean-Pierre Gossard, Réjean Dubuc, Arlette Kolta
Elsevier, Apr 30, 2011 - Medical - 266 pages

This volume investigates the implications of how our brain directs our movements on decision-making. An extensive body of knowledge in chapters from international experts is presented as well as integrative group reports discussing new directions for future research.

The understanding of how people make decisions is of central interest to experts working in fields such as psychology, economics, movement science, cognitive neuroscience, neuroinformatics, robotics, and sport science. For the first time the current volume provides a multidisciplinary overview of how action and cognition are integrated in the planning of and decisions about action.



* Offers intense, focused, and genuine interdisciplinary perspective
* Conveys state-of-the-art and outlines future research directions on the hot topic of mind and motion (or embodied cognition)
* Includes contributions from psychologists, neuroscientists, movement scientists, economists, and others
 

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Contents

The spinal generation of phases and cycle duration
15
Networks within networks The neuronal control of breathing
31
Supraspinal control of locomotion The mesencephalic locomotor region
51
Face sensorimotor cortex Its role and neuroplasticity in the control of orofacial movements
71
Motor planning of locomotor adaptations on the basis of vision The role of the posterior parietal cortex
83
Interindividual variability and its implications for locomotor adaptation following peripheral nerve andor spinal
101
Challenging the adaptive capacity of rhythmic movement control From denervation to force field adaptation
119
Face sensorimotor cortex neuroplasticity associated with intraoral alterations
135
Novel mechanism for hyperreflexia and spasticity
167
Modulation of rhythmic movement Control of coordination
181
Perspectives
197
Looking forward to breathing
213
Chew before you swallow
219
Spinal plasticity in the recovery of locomotion
229
Subject Index
243
Volume in series
251

A hierarchical perspective on rhythm generation for locomotor control
151

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