Synchronisation and Differentiation: Two Stages of Coordinative Structure

Yamamoto, Tomoyuki and Fujinami, Tsutomu (2004) Synchronisation and Differentiation: Two Stages of Coordinative Structure. [Conference Paper]

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While motor skill acquisition process is regarded as development of coordination, typically regarded as synchronisation among joint movements, we found another phenomenon which we call differentiation as a consequence of synchronisation. The synchronised movement established is decomposed into several sections or modulated to be executed on different timings without breaking the coordination among them, resulting in the gain of efficiency or flexibility. In the acquisition of skills, the coordinative structure thus goes through two stages: synchronisation and differentiation. We verify in this paper our observation through our experiments and dynamical analysis of the kneading of ceramic art and playing the shaker in samba.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:motion analysis, periodic movement, skill acquisition, joint movement synchronization
Subjects:Computer Science > Robotics
Biology > Animal Behavior
ID Code:4149
Deposited By: Prince, Dr Christopher G.
Deposited On:14 Apr 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55


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