Neuromuscular Control Systems, Models of
The neuromuscular control system is the network of neurons and muscles involved in the control of movement and posture. In many instances, the definition of the system also includes the sensors, sensory processing circuitry, and/or the passive mechanical structures that influence movement. Models of neuromuscular control systems, which are mathematical representations of one or more components, are used extensively in scientific investigations of neural control and in engineering development of biomimetic systems.
An animal’s ability to move is critical for exploration, interaction with the environment, and ultimately, survival. Neuromotor systems have been some of the most studied in neuroscience because movement is a readily observable behavior and the experimental environment can often be altered to manipulate the demands on the motor control system. The experimental paradigms...
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