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Title: Pre-motor and motor activities in early handwriting
Other Titles: Pre-motor and motor activities in early medieval handwriting - it looks Flemish
Authors: van Zwieten, Koos Jaap
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Faculty of Fine Arts, University College Ghent, Member of Ghent University Association
Citation: De Preester, Helena; Huvenne, Martine (Ed.). Abstracts Inner Movement, Faculty of Fine Arts, University College Ghent, Member of Ghent University Association,p. 20-21
Abstract: Behavioural studies make use of handwritten letters’ characteristics like strokes, roundedness, etcetera. In consequence, Fisher et al. (2010) studying brain activation during rejected love, noticed typical pre-motor activity patterns, as suggested by irregular writing patterns as well, due to basal ganglia dysfunction (Mergl et al., 2004). A short historical text written in a presumably depressed mood was checked on such characteristics in the light of hypothesised finger-, and hand movements possibly related to pre-motor activities in e.g. unrequited love. Down-strokes in particular require coordination of extrinsic, but especially intrinsic hand- and finger- muscles. Rounded forms ask for well-coordinated interphalangeal joint motion. We conclude that no basal ganglia dysfunction was present.
Notes: State-of-the-art presentation by an invited "Special Poster" at this International 3-days Conference. The present study was originally initiated on the occasion of a 2006 project kick-off meeting on : “The Chant of the Secular Clergy in the Low Countries: Music and Liturgy at the Collegiate Church in Tongeren”. During the project, linguistic contributions by various university colleagues were also taken into account
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13049
Link to publication: http://www.kaskprojecten.be/innermovement/abstracts/
Category: C2
Type: Proceedings Paper
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