Article thumbnail

Synchronisation and Differentiation: Two Stages of Coordinative Structure

By Tomoyuki Yamamoto and Tsutomu Fujinami

Abstract

While motor skill acquisition process is regarded as development of coordination, typically regarded as synchronisation among joint movements, we found another phenomenon which we call differentiation as a consequence of synchronisation. The synchronised movement established is decomposed into several sections or modulated to be executed on different timings without breaking the coordination among them, resulting in the gain of efficiency or flexibility. In the acquisition of skills, the coordinative structure thus goes through two stages: synchronisation and differentiation. We verify in this paper our observation through our experiments and dynamical analysis of the kneading of ceramic art and playing the shaker in samba

Topics: Robotics, Animal Behavior
Publisher: Lund University Cognitive Studies
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:4149

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.

Suggested articles

Citations

  1. (2003). A dynamical analysis of kneading using a motion capture device.
  2. (1998). A model of the neuro-musclo-skeletal system for anticipatory adjustment of human locomotion during obstacle avoidance.
  3. (1995). A model of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system for human locomotion i. emergence of basic gait.
  4. (1985). A theoretical model of phase transitions in human hand movements.
  5. (1965). Modulation, Noise and Spectral Analysis.
  6. (1996). On dexterity and its development. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  7. (2002). Stability and controllability in a rising motion: a global dynamics approach.
  8. (2001). Synchronization – a universal concept in nonlinear sciences.
  9. (1967). The co-ordination and regulation of movements.