News From the Field
What Gives Us Fingertip Dexterity?
February 6, 2008
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Quickly moving your fingertips to tap or press a surface is essential for everyday life to, say, pick up small objects or to use a BlackBerry or an iPhone. But researchers at the University of Southern California say that this seemingly trivial action is the result of a complex neuro-motor-mechanical process orchestrated with precision timing by the brain, nervous system and muscles of the hand. Full Story
University of Southern California
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