Internalization of physical laws as revealed by the study of action instead of perception

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Abstract

We review studies on catching that reveal internalization of physics for action control. In catching free-falling balls, an internal model of gravity is used by the brain to time anticipatory muscle activation, modulation of reflex responses, and tuning of limb impedance. An internal model of the expected momentum of the ball at impact is used to scale the amplitude of anticipatory muscle activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)684-685
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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