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Nikolai Aleksandrovich Bernstein was one of the great neuroscientists of he twentieth century and highly respected by Western scientists even hough most have never read his most important book entitled On the onstruction of Movements. Bernstein's Construction of Movements: The riginal Text and Commentaries is the first English translation. It upplements the translated text with a series of commentaries by scientists ho knew Bernstein personally, as well as leaders in related fields including hysics, motor control, and biomechanics. While written in 1947, Bernstein cook is anything but obsolete, making this English translation and accompanying commentaries an invaluable text. The translated original text presents in detail Bernstein's views on the evolutionary history of biological movement and his multi-level hierarchical scheme of the construction of movements in higher animals, including humans. The following commentaries address Bernstein's personality, the history of the book, and current views on different aspects of neuroscience covered in Bernstein's text. Ultimately, they present "a book within the book" to showcase how Bernstein's heritage has developed over the past years. This classic, available for the first time to an English-speaking audience, will prove beneficial to students, instructors, and experts of neuroscience, physics, neurophysiology, motor control, motor rehabilitation, biomechanics, dynamical systems, and related fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages360
ISBN (Electronic)9781000213843
ISBN (Print)9780367418908
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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