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Press Release 09-135

Matter Over Mind

Dexterous tasks may be limited by our brain's capacity to handle the anatomy and mechanics of our muscles

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Animation of a human finger performing a rubbing task that requires the combined control of fingertip motion and force. This task was the subject of a recent study by Francisco Valero-Cuevas of USC and his colleagues as they explored what factors place limits on dextrous tasks.

Credit: Francisco Valero-Cuevas, USC