Doman’s Inclined Floor Method for Early Motor Organization Simulated with a Four Neurons Robot
Early motor organization using the Domans inclined floor method is simulated with a four neurons robot. A LEGO robot controlled by a biologically plausible neural network performs the same kind of “inclined floor” training that is given by parents to young babies for early motor organization. When the inclined floor training is applied to the robot, it organizes its motor behavior in a manner that is analogous to the motor organization seen in babies. In this way the simulation with the robot could help to understand the kind of neural processes that are involved in early motor organization.
KeywordsDoman’s method inclined floor neurological reorganization neural networks intrinsic plasticity synaptic plasticity
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