Jason Friedman
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Publications

11.4.2017
New paper published with Netta Weiser and Lior Noy on why we can't make slow, smooth movements

20.12.2016
New paper published with Maria Korman on how interference affects the kinematics of learning a finger opposition sequence

4.2.2016
New paper published with Bhuvanesh Awasthi and Mark Williams on how a red background affects face perception!

5.12.2012
I have released the open source software
RepeatedMeasures for running experiments in Matlab.

1.10.2012
I have moved back to Israel and started a senior faculty position at Tel Aviv University, in the Physical Therapy department

A list of publications including citation counts can also be found on my Google scholar citations page.

Refereed Journal papers

2017

Noy, L., Weiser, N., & Friedman, J. (2017). Synchrony in Joint Action Is Directed by Each Participant's Motor Control System. Front. Psychol., 8, 531.
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Raveh, E., Friedman, J., & Portnoy, S. (2017). Visuomotor behaviors and performance in a dual-task paradigm with and without vibrotactile feedback when using a myoelectric controlled hand. Assistive Technology, .
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2016

Awasthi, B., Williams, M. A., & Friedman, J. (2016). Examining the role of red background in magnocellular contribution to face perception. PeerJ, 4, e1617.
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Friedman, J., & Korman, M. (2016). Offline Optimization of the Relative Timing of Movements in a Sequence Is Blocked by Retroactive Behavioral Interference. Front. Hum. Neurosci., 10, 623.
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2015

Noy, L., Alon, U., & Friedman, J. (2015). Corrective jitter motion shows similar individual frequencies for the arm and the finger. Exp Brain Res, 233(4), 1307–1320.
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Portnoy, S., Rosenberg, L., Alazraki, T., Elyakim, E., & Friedman, J. (2015). Differences in Muscle Activity Patterns and Graphical Product Quality in Children Copying and Tracing Activities on Horizontal or Vertical Surfaces. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 25(3), 540�547.
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Zopf, R., Friedman, J., & Williams, M. A. (2015). The plausibility of visual information for hand ownership modulates multisensory synchrony perception. Experimental Brain Research, 233(8), 2311–2321.
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2014

Park, J., Pazin, N., Friedman, J., Zatsiorsky, V. M., & Latash, M. L. (2014). Mechanical properties of the human hand digits: Age-related differences. Clinical Biomechanics, 29(2), 129–137.
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2013

Awasthi, B., Sowman, P. F., Friedman, J., & Williams, M. A. (2013). Distinct spatial scale sensitivities for early categorisation of Faces and Places: Neuromagnetic and Behavioural Findings. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7(91).
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Friedman, J., Brown, S., & Finkbeiner, M. (2013). Linking cognitive and reaching trajectories via intermittent movement control. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 57(3-4), 140–151.
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2012

Awasthi, B., Friedman, J., & Williams, M. A. (2012). Reach Trajectories Reveal Delayed Processing of Low Spatial Frequency Faces in Developmental Prosopagnosia. Cognitive Neuroscience, 3(2), 120–130.
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Friedman, J., & Korman, M. (2012). Kinematic Strategies Underlying Improvement in the Acquisition of a Sequential Finger Task with Self-Generated vs. Cued Repetition Training. PLoS One, 7(12), e52063.
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2011

Awasthi, B., Friedman, J., & Williams, M. (2011). Faster, stronger, lateralized: Low spatial frequency information supports face processing. Neuropsychologia, 49(13), 3583–3590.
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Awasthi, B., Friedman, J., & Williams, M. A. (2011). Processing of low spatial frequency faces at periphery in choice reaching tasks. Neuropsychologia, 49(7), 2136–2141.
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Finkbeiner, M., & Friedman, J. (2011). The flexibility of nonconsciously deployed cognitive processes: Evidence from masked congruence priming. PLoS ONE, 6(2), e17095.
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Friedman, J., Latash, M. L., & Zatsiorsky, V. M. (2011). Directional variability of the isometric force vector produced by the hand in multi-joint planar tasks. Journal of Motor Behavior, 43(6), 451–463.
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Nahab, F., Kundu, P., Gallea, C., Kakareka, J., Pursley, R., Pohida, T., et al. (2011). The neural processes underlying self-agency. Cerebral Cortex, 21(1), 48–55.
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Zopf, R., Truong, S., Finkbeiner, M., Friedman, J., & Williams, M. A. (2011). Viewing and feeling touch modulates hand position for reaching. Neuropsychologia, 49(5), 1287–1293.
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2010

Kapur, S., Friedman, J., Zatsiorsky, V. M., & Latash, M. L. (2010). Finger interaction in a three-dimensional pressing task. Experimental Brain Research, 203(1), 101–118.
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Latash, M. L., Friedman, J., Kim, S.W., Feldman, A.G., Zatsiorsky, V.M. (2010). Prehension Synergies and Control with Referent Hand Configurations. Exp Brain Res, 202(1), 213–229.
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2009

Friedman, J., & Flash, T. (2009). Trajectory of the index finger during grasping. Exp Brain Res, 196(4), 497–509.
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Friedman, J., Latash, M. L., & Zatsiorsky, V. M. (2009). Prehension synergies: a study of digit force adjustments to the continuously varied load force exerted on a partially constrained hand-held object. Exp Brain Res, 197(1), 1–13.
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Friedman, J., SKM, V., Zatsiorsky, V. M., & Latash, M. L. (2009). The sources of two components of variance: an example of multifinger cyclic force production tasks at different frequencies. Exp Brain Res, 196(2), 263–277.
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2007

Friedman, J., & Flash, T. (2007). Task-dependent selection of grasp kinematics and stiffness in human object manipulation. Cortex, 43(3), 444–460.
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2006

Liebermann, D. G., Biess, A., Friedman, J., Gielen, C. C. A. M., & Flash, T. (2006). Intrinsic joint kinematic planning. I: reassessing the Listing's law constraint in the control of three-dimensional arm movements. Exp Brain Res, 171(2), 139–154.
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Theses

Features of Human Grasping - PhD thesis
The Planning of Three Dimensional Fully Extended Arm Pointing Movements - M.Sc thesis

Book chapters

AZ Zivotofsky, A Bercovich, J Friedman, E Kelman, E Shinhertz, and T Flash.
The effect of the duncker visual illusion on occluded smooth-arm tracking.
In Advances in Understanding Mechanisms and Treatment of Infantile Forms of Nystagmus, New York, USA, 2008. Oxford University Press.

Selected conference presentations

J. Friedman and M. Finkbeiner.
Optimal selection of arm movements during evidence accumulation.
In Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, 2011.
J. Friedman and M. Finkbeiner.
Optimal selection of arm movements during evidence accumulation.
In Compuational Motor Control Workshop, Ben Gurion University, Israel, 2011.
J. Friedman and M. Finkbeiner.
Decomposition of hand trajectories to quantify evidence accumulation.
In Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference, University of Melbourne, Victoria, 2011.
J. Friedman.
Submovement decomposition of hand movements for quantifying user intent.
In HCSNet Workshop on Natural User Interfaces: Multitouch and Gestural Interactions, RMIT University, Melbourne, 2010.
J. Friedman and M. Finkbeiner.
Temporal dynamics of decision making revealed through the submovement decomposition of hand trajectories.
In Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference, Margaret River, Western Australia, 2010.
J. Friedman and M. Finkbeiner.
Temporal dynamics of decision making revealed through the submovement decomposition of hand trajectories.
In ANS AuPS Sensorimotor Control Satellite Meeting, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney, Australia, 2010.
J. Friedman, L. Noy, and T. Flash.
Quantifying the quality of reconstruction of hand posture using a data glove.
In HCSNet Workshop on Movement and Motion Capture, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2009.
J. Friedman and M. Finkbeiner.
Temporal dynamics of masked congruence priming: evidence from reaching trajectories.
In 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2010.
J. Friedman, M. Latash, and V. Zatsiorsky.
Control and variability of isometric forces generated by the arm.
In Computational Motor Control Workshop, Ben Gurion University, Israel, June 2009.
J. Friedman, M. Latash, and V. Zatsiorsky.
Grasping a handle with constant external torque and variable load.
In North American Congress on Biomechanics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 2008.
J. Friedman, M. Latash, and V. Zatsiorsky.
Patterns of finger force-sharing when grasping a handle with a variable load and constant external torque..
In Computational Motor Control Workshop, Ben Gurion University, Israel, June 2008.
J. Friedman, M. Latash, and V. Zatsiorsky.
Patterns of finger force-sharing when grasping a handle with a variable load and constant external torque..
In Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Naples, Florida, April 2008.
J. Friedman and T. Flash.
Selection of optimal grasps for object manipulation.
In Neuroscience 2006: Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Geogria, October 2006.
J. Friedman and T. Flash.
Optimal grasps for object manipulation.
In Annual meeting of Israel Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel, December 2005.
G Kowadlo, J Friedman, and T Flash.
Predicting grasp inertia with a geometric model.
In Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Sydney, Australia, 2005.
J. Friedman and T. Flash.
Task-dependent grasp selection during human object manipulation.
In Progress in Motor Control, Pennsylvania State University, USA, August 2005.
J. Friedman and T. Flash.
Features of human object manipulation.
In Computational Motor Control Workshop, Ben Gurion University, Israel, May 2005.
S Berman, J Friedman, and T Flash.
Object-action abstraction for teleoperation.
In IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), Hawaii, 2005.
J. Friedman and T. Flash.
Features of human object manipulation.
In French-Israeli Binational Neurosciences Meeting, Ma'aleh Hachamisha, Israel, November 2004.
J. Friedman and T. Flash.
Strategies for the generation of fully extended three dimensional pointing movements.
In Three-Dimensional Sensory and Motor Space, Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy, April 2003.