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The Intelligent Movement Machine: An Ethological Perspective on the Primate Motor System

Michael Graziano

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326703
eISBN:
9780199864867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326703.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This book offers a fundamental new theory of motor cortex organization: the rendering of the movement repertoire onto the cortex. The action repertoire of an animal is highly dimensional, whereas the ... More


The parahippocampal region: past, present, and future

Menno P. Witter

in The Parahippocampal Region: Organization and Role in Cognitive Function

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198509172
eISBN:
9780191724626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509172.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter aims to do justice to some of the magnificent historical accounts on the structural and functional organization of the parahippocampal region (PHR) which contributed to our current ... More


Multiple Control Mechanisms Contribute to Functional Behaviors of the Head and Neck

Emily A. Keshner and Barry W. Peterson

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0058
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Head stability is achieved through a convergence of reflex, voluntary, and biomechanical factors. Each of these mechanisms has distinct kinematic and dynamic characteristics that must be coordinated ... More


Life

Tony J. Prescott

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

A core tenet of the emerging field of research in living machines is that biological entities that live and act—organisms—have much in common with certain kinds of man-made entities—machines—that can ... More


Self-organization

Stuart P. Wilson

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

Self-organization describes a dynamic in a system whereby local interactions between individuals collectively yield global order, i.e. spatial patterns unobservable in their entirety to the ... More


Towards a general theory of evolution

Terrence W. Deacon

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

Towards a general theory of evolution argues that defining natural selection in terms of “blind variation and selective retention”— as in A-life and replicator selection—ignores the fact that what ... More


The architecture of mind and brain

Paul F. M. J. Verschure

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0035
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

The components of a Living Machine must be integrated into a functioning whole, which requires a detailed understanding of the architecture of living machines. This chapter starts with a conceptual ... More


Cooperation in collective systems

Stefano Nolfi

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0043
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

Cooperative collective systems, such as social insects, display amazing behaviors that combine efficiency, flexibility, and robustness. This chapter on cooperation in collective systems illustrates a ... More


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