Motor Control Strategies

  • Klein-Soetebier, Timo (Project staff)
  • Schütz, Christoph (Project manager)
  • Schack, Thomas (Project manager)
  • Weigelt, Matthias (Project manager)
  • Odekerken, Dennis (Project staff)
  • Wunsch, Kathrin (Project manager)

    Project details

    Research objective

    Previous studies on sequential effects of human grasping behavior were restricted to binary grasp type selection. We asked whether two established motor control strategies, the end-state comfort effect and the hysteresis effect, would hold for sequential motor tasks with continuous solutions.

    Research method

    To this end, participants were tested in a sequential (predictable) and a randomized (nonpredictable) perceptual- motor task, which offered a continuous range of posture solutions for each movement trial. Both the end-state comfort effect and the hysteresis effect were reproduced under predictable, continuous conditions, but only the end-state comfort effect was present under nonpredictable conditions.

    Research key findings

    Experimental results further revealed a work range restriction effect, which was reproduced for the dominant and the nondominant hand.
    Short titleMotor Control Strategies
    Effective start/end date01.06.1001.09.13


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