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J Neural Eng. 2005 Sep;2(3):S313-9. Epub 2005 Aug 31.

Widespread access to predictive models in the motor system: a short review.

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Van der Veer Institute for Parkinson's and Brain Research, 16 St Asaph Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.


Recent behavioural and computational studies suggest that access to internal predictive models of arm and object dynamics is widespread in the sensorimotor system. Several systems, including those responsible for oculomotor and skeletomotor control, perceptual processing, postural control and mental imagery, are able to access predictions of the motion of the arm. A capacity to make and use predictions of object dynamics is similarly widespread. Here, we review recent studies looking at the predictive capacity of the central nervous system which reveal pervasive access to forward models of the environment.

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