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Biological Learning and Control How the Brain Builds Representations, Predicts Events, and Makes Decisions

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ISBN-10: 0262016966

ISBN-13: 9780262016964

Edition: 2012

Authors: Reza Shadmehr, Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi

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In Biological Learning and Control, Reza Shadmehr and Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi present a theoretical framework for understanding the regularity of the brain's perceptions, its reactions to sensory stimuli, and its control of movements. They offer an account of perception as the combination of prediction and observation: the brain builds internal models that describe what should happen and then combines this prediction with reports from the sensory system to form a belief. Considering the brain's control of movements, and variations despite biomechanical similarities among old and young, healthy and unhealthy, and humans and other animals, Shadmehr and Mussa-Ivaldi review evidence suggesting that…    
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Book details

List price: $47.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/27/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Reza Shadmehr is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University and the author of The Computational Neurobiology of Reaching and Pointing (MIT Press, 2005).

Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi is Professor of Physiology in the Medical School at Northwestern University, with joint appointments in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering. He is also Founder and Director of the Robotics Laboratory at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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Space in the Mammalian Brain
Building a Space Map
The Space Inside
Sensorimotor Integration and State Estimation
Bayesian Estimation and Inference
Learning to Make Accurate Predictions
Learning Faster
The Multiple Timescales of Memory
Building Generative Models: Structural Learning and Identification of the Learner
Costs and Rewards of Motor Commands
Cost of Time in Motor Control
Optimal Feedback Control