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Relative Phase Dynamics

In modeling rhythmic interlimb coordination, the dynamical systems approach has started off with considering coordination phenomena at a rather high level of abstraction, by focusing on the dynamics of collective variables that are defined at the behavioral level. The dynamical systems approach is particularly suited for studying biological systems, which consist of large numbers of interacting inhomogeneous components and exhibit emergent, collective phenomena that defy ‘reductionist’ or ‘componential’ explanations.

The stability properties of rhythmic interlimb coordination become particularly apparent in situations in which stability is lost and performance is attracted to another, still stable coordination pattern, as is the case in the well-established frequency-induced transition from antiphase to in-phase coordination during 1:1 frequency coordination.

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Frequency-induced changes in interlimb interactions: Increasing manifestations of closed-loop control
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Pattern stability and error correction during in-phase and antiphase four-ball juggling
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Explanatory limitations of the HKB model: Incentives for a two-tiered model of rhythmic interlimb coordination
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Are frequency-induced transitions in rhythmic coordination mediated by a drop in amplitude?
Peper, C. E. & Beek, P. J. 1998 In : Biological Cybernetics. 79, 4, p. 291-300 10 p.

Distinguishing between the effects of frequency and amplitude on interlimb coupling in tapping a 2:3 polyrhythm
Peper, C. E. & Beek, P. J. 1998 In : Experimental Brain Research. 118, 1, p. 78-92 14 p.

A model for phase transitions in human hand movements during multifrequency tapping
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Dynamical models of movement coordination
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Coupling strength in tapping a 2:3 polyrhythm
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Multifrequency coordination in bimanual tapping: Asymmetrical coupling and signs of supercriticality
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Frequency-induced transitions in bimanual tapping
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