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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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Optimal Feedback Control

Optimal Feedback Control

(p.335) 12 Optimal Feedback Control
Biological Learning and Control

Reza Shadmehr

Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi

The MIT Press

This chapter explains feedback-dependent motor control. It presents examples that support the idea that the motor commands that move the body rely on internal predictions regarding the state of the body/environment, and sensory observations. It shows that during a movement, the motor commands depend on the state of the body part that is being controlled, as well as the overall goal of the task. This chapter suggests that the motor commands to control eye and head movements during head-free gaze changes respond to sensory feedback, and the conditions are simulated in which the head is perturbed, demonstrating how it affects the ongoing saccade of the eye.

Keywords:   feedback-dependent motor control, motor commands, eye, head, gaze changes, sensory feedback, saccade

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