Talk:Motor coordination

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It would be nice to extend the article to include original articles in each of the areas. There is currently a webpage for Kelso but not the HKB. Article on HKB does not exist yet. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Koerding (talkcontribs) 09:29, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Completely redone[edit]

The page was not actually describing what is referred to as motor coordination. Instead it described motor control. I moved some of the text to the motor control page. There were a good number of conceptual mistakes even as it relates to motor control. I also deleted the list of parts of the motor system. This has nothing to do with motor coordination but was a high level anatomical view of the motor system. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Koerding (talkcontribs) 09:21, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Ref[edit]

[1]coodination is the function that constrains the potentially free variables into a behavioral unit. The basis of this fand unction is a set of variables f(A,B,C,.....X,Y,Z) Gangmule (talk) 13:31, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Disagreements[edit]

There have been some disagreements about this article. To minimize confusion I would like to summarize what has happened recently. First, Steven C Hand (talk · contribs) did a substantial expansion of the article. This was done as a class project for an undergraduate Neuroscience class. Second, PoutineNation (talk · contribs) reverted all the changes, with an edit summary saying, The previous version was based on one review paper, from my lab, and is a gross oversimplification and misrepresentation of the broad term "motor coordination". I asked PoutineNation to clarify this explanation, but did not receive any response. Third, Professorpotter (talk · contribs), who is the teacher of the Neuroscience class that Steven C Hand was in, reverted back, leaving a message on PoutineNation's talk page saying, As far as I can tell, there was nothing erroneous or misleading in the Motor Coordination page edits by Steven Hand. If you disagree, please correct the errors, and comment in the TALK section. That's the current state of affairs. Looie496 (talk) 18:55, 20 December 2008 (UTC)


I really like the additions to this page but I agree that they need to go into the (currently not existing) page motor control. Motor control is the field that deals with controlling movement and almost the entire article is really about motor control. Being a professor in that area I want to give a definition of motor control versus motor coordination. The motor control field largely derives from robotics and asks how the nervous system solves the problem of controlling limbs. Leading theories are equilibrium point control and optimal control theory. Motor coordination on the other hand is a field that usually asks how movements of different effectors are coordinated. For example, how can we move symmetrically. The leading theory here is HKB and leading researchers are Kelso and others. As such, I think the only possibility is to rename this article "Motor Control" and clean it up. A new description of motor coordination should be written. Again to reiterate my comment - this article is about motor control and not about motor coordination. It is thus misleading to readers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Koerding (talkcontribs) 07:08, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Since you clearly know what you are talking about, I encourage you to edit the article in any way you feel would improve it. Regards, Looie496 (talk) 16:22, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Spilt sections of this article to "Motor control"[edit]

This article was radically change by Steven C Hand (talk | contribs) at 16:30, 30 November 2008. as part of as a class project for an undergraduate Neuroscience class. There is nothing wrong with the new material except that much of it details motor control--of the eight references, for example, only one mentions coordination but six mention control.

I therefore propose some of this content for example Optimal Feedback Control Theory is moved to an article "Motor control". There is a such a page but it is empty and redirects to motor skills.

Some of my reasons are:

  • Neuroscience Major themes of research lists motor control as a major topic--it needs more than redirect to motor skills. There thus needs to be an article on motor control but while material more suited to it is another article this will not be created.
  • Motor coordination cannot be expanded itself into a general article upon the motor related processes but this can be done to one upon motor control. Therefore it makes sense to move content more appropriate to motor control into such an article and allow that to be developed.--LittleHow (talk) 18:17, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Muybridge image[edit]

I have a problem with the image in the lead -- it's very nice, but the way it flashes makes it almost impossible for me to focus my attention on the article text. Any other opinions? Looie496 (talk) 17:22, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

  1. ^ Newell, K.M.(1985) Coordination, control and skill. In D goodman, R. Wilberg, & I.M. Frank(eds.) Differing perspectives in motor learning, memory , motor learning, memory and control(pp.295-317). New York:Elsevier