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DISSOCIATING THE REPRESENTATIONS FROM EACH OTHER Dissociations can be observed between the different modalities of object oriented behaviour, whether they are created experimentally or by pathological conditions. I will briefly consider two examples, one in normal subjects, the other in patients. Furthermore, these two examples will focus on one particular dissociation, that between the iconic and the pragmatic aspects of hand function in relation to objects. Other dissociations, between grasping and reaching, for example, have also been observed (see ).
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Allowing rotation of the hand as the radius moves around the ulna. (The amount of rotation permitted by the joints between the radius and ulna varies among primate species with the relative demands of locomotion for stability at the elbow and wrist. Evolution 25 Some degree of rotatory facility is essential to the ability of primates to orient the hand for optimal grips of branches that diverge in three dimensions. However, excessive rotational capability compromises stability during quadrupedal locomotion.