Orienting actions to interact with our environment generally employ complex coordination across multiple effectors. For example, changes in our line of sight need not be limited to the oculomotor system alone but instead are produced by a coordinated movement of the eyes, head, torso, legs, and even eyelids. Reaching movements generally also integrate eye and head movements along with changes in posture, while grasp involves coordination across various muscles and joints of the hand. In contrast to the complexity observed in natural behavior, motor control studies typically consider effectors in isolation, effectively limiting our ability to understand the neural control of complex actions. This Call is therefore focused on studies that consider integration of movements across multiple effectors.
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