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New book chapter summarizes all you need to understand reaching movements and their development

A new long review chapter provides a survey over the five component processes that need to be in place in order to direct a reaching movement toward a perceived object. The conceptual review is accompanied by a simple exemplary mathematical model that is framed in terms of neural dynamics. The chapter emphasizes developmental issues and is part of a book on the development of goal-directed behaviors in infancy and childhood. Here the link to the chapter: link


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