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flexors
act to bend or flex a joint
extensors
act to straighten or extend it
dynamic contraction
contraction of a muscle that causes the muscle to shorten
isometric contraction
contraction of a muscle that increases the force of pull without shortening the muscle
stereogenesis
the process of identifying objects by touch
#3 Principles of Sensorimotor function
1) Sensorimotor system is hierarcally organized
2)Motor output is guided by sensory input
3) learning /\'s the nature and locus of sensorimotor control
apraxia
disorder in which patients have great difficulty performing movements out of context
contralateral neglect
disturbance of the patients ability to respond to stimuli on the side of the body opp. to lesion
dorso lateral prefrontal cortex
plays an important role in initiating complex voluntary responses