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By Adolfo Bronstein, T. Brandt, M. Woollacott

The second one variation of this definitive textual content, protecting all medical features of human locomotion and its problems. Multidisciplinary in authorship and strategy, it covers all of the very important scientific parts. up to date and revised all through, the e-book has been increased to permit for elevated wisdom at the topic. very important adjustments for the second one version comprise: new chapters on concepts for gait research, peripheral neuropathies and dizziness.

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For example, when going from one part of the room to another that is visible from the point of origin, visual input alone can guide the selection of path (even around obstacles if present). 101–103 Cognitive spatial maps are the mental representation of large-scale areas. This ability to store and retrieve information about their living environment affords animals tremendous advantage: it confers greater flexibility in locomotor behavior and greatly extends the range of travel than would be possible if locomotion were simply triggered and guided by stimuli available in the field of perception.

Guide locomotion towards endpoints that are not visible from the start. 7. Use minimal fuel to maximize distance covered before stopping for replenishment of nutrients. 8. Ensure the structural stability of the locomotor apparatus to minimize downtime or permanent damage during the lifespan of the animal. These are not desirable but necessary features, although, on a short-term basis, the system may be able to function, for example, if the last two requirements are not rigidly satisfied. The focus in this chapter is on Design and functional specifications of the locomotor control system normal locomotion, where normal refers to the state of the locomotor machinery.

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