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Mark Latash
04-18-1996, 12:43 AM
Dear Colleagues:

Here is the electronic version of the Preliminary Program and Registration
forms for the Conference "Bernstein's Traditions in Motor Control". Please,
make as many printouts of the registration form as you and your colleagues
need. The same materials will be distributed by regular mail, but this may
take some time.

An International Conference
"Bernstein's Traditions in Motor Control"

August 22-25, 1996
The Pennsylvania State University
The Penn State Scanticon Conference Center Hotel
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA

a continuing and distance education service of the College of Health and
Human Development

Organizing Committee
Mark Latash, Chairman
Karl Newell
David Rosenbaum
Vladimir Zatsiorsky
Debbie Noyes - Conference Planner
Takako Shiratori - Secretary

Preliminary Program:

Registration: Thursday, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - ???

Welcome Reception (wine-and-cheese): Thursday (August 22), 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Invited Presentations

Session 1.1 (Friday Morning, 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.)

Kelso JAS: New Directions in Coordination Dynamics

Wiesendanger M: Bernstein's principle of equal simplicity revisited

Thelen E: The Bernstein Legacy for Motor Development: How Infants Learn to
Reach.

Gurfinkel VS: The scientific legacy of Nicholai Bernstein

Session 2.1 (Saturday Morning, 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.)

Feldman AG: Spatial frames of reference for motor control

Schmidt RA, Heuer H, Ghodsian D, Young DE: Generalized motor programs and
units of action in bimanual coordination

Massion J: Coordinated control of posture and movement: respective role of
"motor memory" and external constraints

Knoek van Soest and Gerrit Jan van Ingen Schenau: Can multi-joint movements
be controlled without detailed internal representations?

Session 3.1 (Sunday Morning, 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.)

Cordo P: Mechanical, neural, and perceptual effects of tendon vibration.

Gielen CCAM, van Bolhuis BM, Vrijenhoek E: On the number of degrees of
freedom in biological limbs

Rymer WZ, Dewald J, Given J, Beer R: Abnormal muscle synergies in
hemiparetic stroke: Origins and implications for motor control

Stuart DG, McDonagh JC: Controlled treadmill locomotion of high decerebrate
cats: The significance, Bernstenian precedents, and present-day impact of
the seminal 1960s' collaboration of Shik, Severin, and Orlovsky

Kim N-G, Turvey MT: Optical flow fields and Bernstein's "Modelling of the
future".


Session 1.2 (Friday, Early Afternoon, 2 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.)

The Bernstein Centennial - A Symposium

Organizers: Mary M. Flesher, Onno G. Meijer, Rob Bongaardt

Flesher MM: The re-emergence of mechanical reductionism: Braune and
Fischer's critique of the Weber's research

Meijer OG: Bernstein's shifting focus heuristics: A scientific revolution
exceeding political expediency

Bongaardt R: Seeking the right workspace: Modeling exploration after Bernstein

Feigenberg IM, Latash LP: The biography of the Physiology of Activity


Session 2.2 (Saturday, Early Afternoon, 2 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.)

Mastering Degrees of Freedom in Learning and Development - A Symposium

Organizers: Beatrix Vereijken and Geert Savelsbergh

Introduction: Vereijken B

Vereijken B: Free(z)ing degrees of freedom in motor learning and development

Savelsbergh GJP, van der Kamp J: Perceptual-motor constraints on degrees of
freedom

Jensen JL, Bothner KE: Biomechanical constraints and the degrees of freedom
problem

Spencer JP: Changes in muscle co-activity during learning and development

Discussant: Clark JE


Free Oral Presentations:

Session 1.3 (Friday, Late Afternoon, 4:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.)

Gottlieb GL: Reducing degrees of freedom: A consideration of reference
frames.

Ioffe ME: Some brain mechanisms of rearrangement of innate synergies during
motor learning

Bouisset S, Duchene J-L: The influence of respiration on posture: The
respiratory synergy

Stelmach GE, Saling M: Coordination between transport and grip components

Smeets JBJ, Brenner E: Which variables are co-ordinated during grasping?


Session 2.3 (Saturday, Late Afternoon, 4:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.)

Meulenbroek RGJ, Rosenbaum DA: Computational accounts of motor equivalence
in handwriting: An historical perspective

Swinnen SP, Dounskaia N, Walter CB: Temporal integration and spatial
differentiation in human bimanual drawing

Jeka JJ, Ribeiro P, Oie KS, Lackner JR: Location and direction coupling
between somatosensation and human postural control

Kay BA, Warren WH, Jr.: A dynamical model of the coupling between posture
and locomotion.

Holt KG, Obusek JP, Fonseka ST: The dynamics of normal and disordered
walking gait

About 80 posters will be presented on Saturday and Sunday. Poster
discussion is scheduled for Sunday afternoon (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

An exhibition of several major companies producing research equipment for
movement studies as well as of a number of Publishing Houses is planned.

Conference Proceedings:
An agreement has been reached with Human Kinetics Publishing House to
produce a volume based on the invited presentations.
In addition, accepted abstracts will be published in Proceedings of the
Conference, available during the meeting.

Important Deadline:
Early Registration: June 30, 1996

Location:
The conference will be held at the Penn State Scanticon Conference Center
Hotel, the largest university-based conference center hotel of its kind in
the country. Set in the idyllic countryside of central Pennsylvania and
offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, The Penn State
Scanticon is part of Penn State's Research Park adjacent to the University.
It is located in State College, Pennsylvania, in the center of the state on
routes 26 and 322, fifteen miles south of Interstate 80. (Directions and a
map will be sent to you with your registration materials.) For your
convenience, a University shuttle provides transportation between the
conference center, campus, and downtown State College.
State College is on the main east-west route of both the Greyhound and
Fullington Trailways bus lines. USAir Express, Northwest Airlink, and
United Express serve the State College/University Park Airport, located
three miles from the conference site. Rental cars and limousine and taxi
services are available at the airport. A shuttle service from the Airport
to the Conference site will be provided. Private and charter aircraft may
fly into the airport and be accommodated overnight with fuel and
maintenance services available.

Accommodations
First-class rooms with computer hookups have been reserved at The Penn
State Scanticon. In addition to providing the convenience of an on-site
location, The Penn State Scanticon offers translation, fax, and word
processing services, plus a variety of recreational resources for your
relaxation, including an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, and a fully
equipped exercise room. Singles: $90; Doubles: $100 (per day, plus
applicable taxes).
For reservations contact the Penn State Scanticon directly: by phone (814)
863-5000 or by mail: Registration Desk, Penn State Scanticon, University
Park, PA 16802. Identify yourself as a participant of the Conference.

In addition, we've included a supplemental list of lodging possibilities.
These suggestions are within walking distance of campus where shuttle
service will be provided to the conference site. Shuttle service specifics
will be given at registration.

DAYS INN PENN STATE, 240 S. Pugh St.
Phone: 238-8454/800-258-DAYS
Singles-$52 and up; Doubles-$62 and up. (H)
Group/Corp./AAA/AARP rates available.

HAPPY VALLEY MOTOR INN, 1245 S. Atherton St.
Phone: 238-8461/800-228-4864
Singles-$32.95; Doubles-$40.95; Twin Doubles-$40.95

IMPERIAL "400" MOTOR INN, 118 S. Atherton St.
Phone: 237-7686/800-782-0716
Singles-$39 and up; Doubles-$45 and up.

NITTANY BUDGET MOTEL, 1274 N. Atherton St.
Phone: 237-7638/800-248-8493
Singles-$33.96 and up; Doubles-$39.96 an up.
Efficiencies and weekly rates available.

SLEEP INN, 111 Village Dr.
Phone: 235-1020/800-627-5337
Queen-$49 and up; Suite-$59 and up. (H)
AAA/Corp. rates available
Continental breakfast included.

STEVENS MOTEL, 1275 N. Atherton St.
Phone: 238-2438
Singles-$34 and up; Doubles-$36 and up. (H)

(H)= Handicap Accessible

Conference Costs (include reception, lunches, coffee breaks, a conference
package including Proceedings, and admission to all the sessions)
Early registration fees (until June 30) will be as follows:
Faculty: $200.00
Student: $80.00 (Students must submit a letter from the advisor confirming
their status)
Late or on-site registration fees are:
Faculty: $230
Student: $90

For more information about program content contact:

Mark Latash, Ph.D.
The Pennsylvania State University
Biomechanics Laboratory
University Park PA 16802
phone (814) 863-5374; fax (814) 865-2440
e-mail: mll11@psu.edu

For more information about registration and other business issues contact:

Debbie Noyes, Conference Planner
The Pennsylvania State University
225 Penn State Scanticon
University Park, PA 16802-7002
phone: (814) 863-5120; fax: (814) 863-5190
e-mail: dan4@cde.psu.edu

Penn State is an affirmative action, equal opportunity university.
U.Ed. CED 95-778GLC

Print out the following registraton form, fill it, and mail it to Debbie
Noyes, Conference Planner, The Pennsylvania State University, 225 Penn
State Scanticon, University Park, PA 16802-7002 with the applicable
registration fees:


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Fees:
Before June 30: Faculty ($200)........... Student ($80).............
(attach a letter from the advisor with the registration fee)
After June 30: Faculty ($230)............. Student ($90).............
Make a check in US$ drawn on a US bank payable to "The Pennsylvania State
University"; make a note on the check "BTMC-Conference".

Credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express)
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