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Dynamics of a bouncing ball in human performance




On the basis of a modified bouncing-ball model, we investigated whether human movements utilize principles of dynamic stability in their performance of a similar movement task. Stability analyses of the model provided predictions about conditions indicative of a dynamically stable period-one regime. In a series of experiments, human subjects bounced a ball rhythmically on a racket and displayed these conditions supporting that they attuned to and exploited the dynamic stability properties of the task.

Author(s): Sternad, D. and Duarte, M. and Katsumata, H. and Schaal, S.
Book Title: Physical Review E
Volume: 63
Number (issue): 011902
Pages: 1-8
Year: 2000

Department(s): Autonomous Motion
Bibtex Type: Article (article)

Cross Ref: p1250
Note: clmc
URL: http://www-clmc.usc.edu/publications/S/sternad-PHRE2000.pdf; http://www-clmc.usc.edu/publications/S/sternad-PHRE2000-press


  title = {Dynamics of a bouncing ball in human performance},
  author = {Sternad, D. and Duarte, M. and Katsumata, H. and Schaal, S.},
  booktitle = {Physical Review E},
  volume = {63},
  number = {011902},
  pages = {1-8},
  year = {2000},
  note = {clmc},
  crossref = {p1250},
  url = {http://www-clmc.usc.edu/publications/S/sternad-PHRE2000.pdf; http://www-clmc.usc.edu/publications/S/sternad-PHRE2000-press}