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Manual praxis

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print December 1993 | ISBN: 9780195054927
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199872268 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0006

Series: Oxford Psychology Series

 Manual praxis

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This chapter examines manual apraxia, which refers to the difficulty in carrying out movements with the hands and arms which is not due to weakness or immobility. Topics covered include the characteristics of manual apraxia, motor systems in praxic control, the nature of praxic control mechanisms, and types of apraxia.

Keywords: manual apraxia; movements; motor systems; praxic control

Chapter.  7876 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuropsychology

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