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Physics of coordination and reflexes

  1. Jan 7, 2006 #1
    What are the physics that deal with things like writing, painting, surgery, catching and all those things?
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  3. Jan 8, 2006 #2
    Can you be a little more specific?

    Do you mean the general mechanics of forces, levers, fulcrums and masses?

    Do you mean the molecular aspects of muscle contraction?

    Do you mean the anatomy and function of the muscle control loops for reflexes/posture?

    Do you mean the inverse kinematics and guided/ballistic movements?
  4. Jan 8, 2006 #3
    general health/biophysics... but yeah, as above.
  5. Jan 8, 2006 #4


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    Given the examples cited, it would appear that Mt. Nixion is focusing on neurophysiology. While it's all based upon physics, this might more appropriately be posted in the Biology section. Moonbear, for one, would be far more qualified to deal with something like this than most physicists.
  6. Jan 8, 2006 #5
    You may be asking about a branch of kinematics that concerns itself with human motion:

    http://guardian.curtin.edu.au/cga/teach-in/kinematics.html [Broken]
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