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What's in a Grasp?

Simple acts of picking up a water glass or turning a handle are the product of multilayered cognitive plans and sophisticated neural computations.

David A. Rosenbaum, Oliver Herbort, Robrecht van der Wel, Daniel J. Weiss

2014-09RosenbaumF4.jpgClick to Enlarge ImageDo you realize how incredibly smart you have to be to know how to reach out for your coffee cup and lift it to your mouth? The authors explore the surprisingly complex brain activity that underlies the mundane process of grasping and manipulating an object.


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