Contents: Preface. N.A. Bernstein, Part I: On Dexterity
and Its Development. Introduction. What Is Dexterity? On Motor
Control. On the Origin of Movements. On the Construction of
Movements. Levels of Construction of Movements. On Exercise and
Motor Skill. Dexterity and Its Features. From the Author. Part
II: Commentaries. I.M. Feigenberg, L.P. Latash, N.A.
Bernstein: The Reformer of Neuroscience. M.L. Latash, The
Bernstein Problem: How Does the Central Nervous System Make Its
Choices? G.J. van Ingen Schenau, A.J. van Soest, On the
Biomechanical Basis of Dexterity. M.T. Turvey, C. Carello,
Dynamics of Bernstein's Level of Synergies. P.J. Beek, A.A.M.
van Santvoord, Dexterity in Cascade Juggling. K.M.
Newell, Change in Movement and Skill: Learning, Retention, and
Transfer. E.S. Reed, B. Bril, The Primacy of Action in
"As Bernstein originally intended, the present volume possesses the
necessary breadth and depth to appeal to movement scientists of
many levels, backgrounds, and disciplines....Texts such as
Bernstein's provide a welcome antidote to the growing tendency
toward specialization and fragmentation that bothers present-day
-Contemporary Psychology"This excellent book, about how movement is developed and controlled, is easy to understand and is a very practical work for biomechanics, kinesiologists, therapists, physiologists, and especially motor behaviorists. [It] presents movement control and development in practical, realistic contexts and provides excellent examples with supporting figures....should be seriously considered by all interested in human movement control. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals."