Unique features of human movement control predicted by the leading joint hypothesis.

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Vaesen suggests that motor control is not among the primary origins of the uniqueness of human tool use. However, recent findings show that cognitive processes involved in control of human limb movements may be much more sophisticated than it was believed previously. The sophistication of movement control may substantially contribute to the uniqueness of humans in tool use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-224
Number of pages2
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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