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Book VIII - ‘On the origin of movement’. History

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Rademaker?s experimental work led him to a number of new insights into the origin of movement and motor development that can be encapsulated in what we may call the ?triangle of movement?, which represents the relationship between the three basic criteria : movement, posture and muscle tone. The graphical diagram representing the relation between these constituents is based on a number of considerations, which the authors will develop further in the historical review given separately in the first part of this chapter. In the second part, the authors will sketch the development of Rademaker?s experimental work and the insights he derived from it. Finally, the authors will discuss Rademaker?s ideas about ?cybernetic physiology?. Recent electromyographic data promise to provide the basis for a mathematical analysis of posture, movement and muscle tone that has not yet been fully realized. It is the objective of a proposed research project.

Keywords: cybernetic physiology; mathematical analysis; movement; muscle tone; posture; Rademaker; triangle of movement



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