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Biological Learning and ControlHow the Brain Builds Representations, Predicts Events, and Makes Decisions$
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Reza Shadmehr and Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016964

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016964.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Biological Learning and Control
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Reza Shadmehr

Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016964.003.0001

This book concentrates on the regularity in how the brain perceives the world, the regularity in how the brain reacts to sensory stimuli, and most crucially, the regularity in how the brain controls the movements. It first introduces this regularity and then tries to make sense of it using theory—in particular, theory of the kind that relies on mathematics. It also reports mathematical concepts that relate to the formation of internal models in movement control and perception. In a way, this book is about mathematical models of brain models.

Keywords:   brain, regularity, sensory stimuli, movement control, mathematics, perception, mathematical models

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