NeuroScience of Handwriting

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Caligiuri, M.P. & Mohammed, L. A. (2012). NeuroScience of Handwriting: Applications for Forensic Document Examination. CRC Press.

Series: International Forensic Science and Investigation
Published: February 22, 2012 by CRC Press - 267 Pages
Author(s): Michael P. Caligiuri, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, USA;
Linton A. Mohammed, Rile, Hicks, & Mohammed, San Bruno, California, USA

Topics discussed include:
•Fundamental principles in the neuroanatomy and neurochemistry of hand motor control and their application to research in handwriting
•The epidemiology, pathophysiology, and motor characteristics of neurogenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, essential tremor, and motor neuron disease and their effects on handwriting
•Psychotropic medications prescribed for depression, bipolar disorder, and psychosis; their mechanisms of action; and their effect on motor behavior and handwriting
•The impact of substance abuse on handwriting
•An overview of the aging process and its effects on motor control and handwriting
•The kinematic approach and new findings on the kinematic analyses of genuine, disguised, and forged signatures
•The authors’ laboratory research on authentic and forged signatures

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