From action representation to action execution: exploring the links between cognitive and biomechanical levels of motor control

Land WM, Volchenkov D, Bläsing B, Schack T (2013)
Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 7: 127.

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Along with superior performance, research indicates that expertise is associated with a number of mediating cognitive adaptations. To this extent, extensive practice is associated with the development of general and task-specific mental representations, which play an important role in the organization and control of action. Recently, new experimental methods have been developed, which allow for investigating the organization and structure of these representations, along with the functional structure of the movement kinematics. In the current article, we present a new approach for examining the overlap between skill representations and motor output. In doing so, we first present an architecture model, which addresses links between biomechanical and cognitive levels of motor control. Next, we review the state of the art in assessing memory structures underlying complex action. Following we present a new spatio-temporal decomposition method for illuminating the functional structure of movement kinematics, and finally, we apply these methods to investigate the overlap between the structure of motor representations in memory and their corresponding kinematic structures. Our aim is to understand the extent to which the output at a kinematic level is governed by representations at a cognitive level of motor control.
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Land WM, Volchenkov D, Bläsing B, Schack T. From action representation to action execution: exploring the links between cognitive and biomechanical levels of motor control. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. 2013;7: 127.
Land, W. M., Volchenkov, D., Bläsing, B., & Schack, T. (2013). From action representation to action execution: exploring the links between cognitive and biomechanical levels of motor control. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7: 127.
Land, W. M., Volchenkov, D., Bläsing, B., and Schack, T. (2013). From action representation to action execution: exploring the links between cognitive and biomechanical levels of motor control. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 7:127.
Land, W.M., et al., 2013. From action representation to action execution: exploring the links between cognitive and biomechanical levels of motor control. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7: 127.
W.M. Land, et al., “From action representation to action execution: exploring the links between cognitive and biomechanical levels of motor control”, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, vol. 7, 2013, : 127.
Land, W.M., Volchenkov, D., Bläsing, B., Schack, T.: From action representation to action execution: exploring the links between cognitive and biomechanical levels of motor control. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. 7, : 127 (2013).
Land, William Marshall, Volchenkov, Dimitry, Bläsing, Bettina, and Schack, Thomas. “From action representation to action execution: exploring the links between cognitive and biomechanical levels of motor control”. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 7 (2013): 127.
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