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Wolfgang Prinz, Miriam Beisert, and Arvid Herwig

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262018555

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.001.0001

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Tool Use in Action: The Mastery of Complex Visuomotor Transformations

Tool Use in Action: The Mastery of Complex Visuomotor Transformations

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(p.36) (p.37) 2 Tool Use in Action: The Mastery of Complex Visuomotor Transformations
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Action Science
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Herbert Heuer

Sandra Sülzenbrück

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.003.0002

This chapter reveals that the ability to use complex tools or the expertise over complex visuomotor transformations can be investigated from applied and basic-research perspectives. It relies on the basic-research approach to address issues such as accuracy, transparency, awareness, aging, and representation of an existing idea in a new way. Investigations also reveal that expertise over a transformation can be treated as a problem of control. Solutions to these problems are found in different ways that are mixed with human motor control, one of which involves a closed-loop control solution while another involves an open-loop solution. The control theory has also been developed to address the issue of how movements needed to create the desired effect are determined while the ideomotor theory treats the intended effect to intended movement as given.

Keywords:   complex tools, visuomotor transformations, transparency, motor control, ideomotor theory

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