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Motor control is decision-making.

Wolpert, DM and Landy, MS (2012) Motor control is decision-making. Curr Opin Neurobiol, 22. pp. 996-1003.

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Abstract

Motor behavior may be viewed as a problem of maximizing the utility of movement outcome in the face of sensory, motor and task uncertainty. Viewed in this way, and allowing for the availability of prior knowledge in the form of a probability distribution over possible states of the world, the choice of a movement plan and strategy for motor control becomes an application of statistical decision theory. This point of view has proven successful in recent years in accounting for movement under risk, inferring the loss function used in motor tasks, and explaining motor behavior in a wide variety of circumstances.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decision Making Efferent Pathways Humans Models, Neurological Motor Activity Motor Cortex Psychomotor Performance
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div F > Computational and Biological Learning
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:22
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 01:07
DOI: 10.1016/j.conb.2012.05.003

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