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Tag: Locomotion

The goal of locomotion: Separating the fundamental task from the mechanisms that accomplish it

Published in: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Volume 24, Issue 6, December 2017, 1676-1685 Abstract “Human locomotion has been well described but is still not well understood. This is largely true because the observable aspects of locomotion—neuromuscular activity that generates forces and motions—relate to both the task solution and the problem being solved. Identifying the fundamental task achieved in locomotion makes it possible to critically evaluate the motor control strategy used to accomplish the task goal. We contend that the readily observed movements and activities of locomotion should be considered mechanism(s). Our proposal is that the fundamental task of walking and… Read More