Changing the noise in dynamics of reaching predictably changes control of reaching Academic Article uri icon


  • Traditional theories of motor control assume that reaching movements rely on internal models of the body and the environment to help produce motor commands that guide the limb along a desired trajectory. When there is an error in a movement, the internal models change. However, the traditional theories assume that the aim of adaptation is to bring the limb back to the desired trajectory. In the optimal control framework that was recently introduced by Todorov and Jordan (Todorov and Jordan, 2002), one assumes that the aim of an action is to …

publication date

  • January 1, 2006