Lab3-08 - LAB 3: Sensory­Motor coordination and Plasticity...

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LAB 3: Sensory-Motor coordination and Plasticity Adaptation to Visual Rotation                                              Spring 2008 Introduction Problem of sensory-motor coordination : how do we relate the visual and motor  worlds? For reaching, a visual signal about location must be transformed into a  command to the arm and hand muscles. This is not innate, but must be learnt during development. Evidence: kittens  given visual experience without opportunity for movement, and motor  experience without vision, don’t learn how to control their movements using  Also need to maintain ability to adapt to new relationships. Why? Need adapt to  body changes during development,to learn new motor skills, adapt to changing  environment, etc Experimental question:  How much plasticity is there? Can we adapt to an 
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Lab3-08 - LAB 3: Sensory­Motor coordination and Plasticity...

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