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Movement Intent and Its Construction

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posted on 19.10.2016, 00:00 authored by Justin R. Horowitz
Humans constantly construct intentions and act on them, but neither the content of intention nor the method of its construction are well-understood. We develop a series of tools that enable us to inspect intention and its construction even when our subjects are confronted with experimental disturbances. We then formed a predictive model of intent as a state trajectory constructed by a stochastic process that minimizes the cost of action while maximizing both reward and the rate of reward. This model appears to predict and explain the statistical distributions of both the pieces composing intent and and whole motions that we observe.

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Advisor

Patton, James L.

Department

Bioengineering

Degree Grantor

University of Illinois at Chicago

Degree Level

Doctoral

Committee Member

Hetling, John Zefran, Milos Mussa-Ivaldi, Sandro Corcos, Daniel

Submitted date

2016-08

Language

en

Issue date

19/10/2016

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