Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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

Natalia Dounskaiaa1

a1 Kinesiology Program, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-0701.


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.

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