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A Model of Cerebellar Adaptation of Grip Forces During Lifting

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dc.contributor.author Ulloa, Antonio en_US
dc.contributor.author Bullock, Daniel en_US
dc.contributor.author Rhodes, Bradley en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-14T18:15:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-14T18:15:25Z
dc.date.issued 2003-02 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2144/1901
dc.description.abstract We investigated adaptive neural control of precision grip forces during object lifting. A model is presented that adjusts reactive and anticipatory grip forces to a level just above that needed to stabilize lifted objects in the hand. The model obeys priciples of cerebellar structure and function by using slip sensations as error signals to adapt phasic motor commands to tonic force generators associated with output synergies controlling grip aperture. The learned phasic commands are weight and texture-dependent. Simulations of the new curcuit model reproduce key aspects of experimental observations of force application. Over learning trials, the onset of grip force buildup comes to lead the load force buildup, and the rate-of-rise of grip force, but not load force, scales inversely with the friction of the gripped object. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship CONACYT of Mexico (No. 65907); Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/Office of Naval Research (N00014-95-1-0409, NIMH R01 DC02852) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Boston University Center for Adaptive Systems and Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BU CAS/CNS Technical Reports;CAS/CNS-TR-2003-004 en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2003 Boston University. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that: 1. The copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage; 2. the report title, author, document number, and release date appear, and notice is given that copying is by permission of BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES. To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires a fee and / or special permission. en_US
dc.title A Model of Cerebellar Adaptation of Grip Forces During Lifting en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.rights.holder Boston University Trustees en_US


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