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SimplexitySimplifying Principles for a Complex World$
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Alain Berthoz

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780300169348

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300169348.001.0001

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Walking: A Challenge to Complexity

Walking: A Challenge to Complexity

(p.120) 9. Walking: A Challenge to Complexity

Alain Berthoz

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the simplexity in walking. Walking is not simple. One does not just have to maintain balance and take steps. One must go somewhere, following a path, and the body must be used to produce a trajectory. The following simplex idea is proposed: the laws that underlie movement of the hands are very similar to those that govern the production of locomotor trajectories.

Keywords:   simplexity, walking, trajectory, movement, locomotion, hands, locomotor trajectories

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