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dc.contributor.supervisor Whishaw, Ian Q.
dc.contributor.author Foroud, Afra
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-24T19:49:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-24T19:49:02Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/1307
dc.description xiii, 254 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis is to describe the organization of the movements of skilled reaching. Our knowledge of reaching behaviour has been limited to an understanding of specific actions. Results from this thesis describe how reaching is the product of interactions of various parameters that assemble in an integrative way in ontogeny, yet can become dismantled on one level, or generally, throughout multiple levels of what constitutes the behaviour after stroke in adults. These findings demonstrate that skilled reaching constitutes motor parameters that may not be visible in a healthy adult, but that function through development, and by inhibitory systems in adults, to create a smooth and finely articulated action. An examination of the movement patterns of reaching within the full context of the behaviour can be applied to therapeutic strategies for motor disorders and, most importantly, deepen our understanding of the relations between reaching and cognition. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Neuroscience, c2008 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Cerebrovascular disease en_US
dc.subject Cerebrovascular disease -- Research en_US
dc.subject Cerebrovascular disease -- Treatment en_US
dc.subject Motor ability -- Research en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Moving from stroke to development : a deconstruction of skilled reaching in humans en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Neuroscience en_US
dc.degree.level PhD


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