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Intrinsic Basis of Action Videos



Intrinsic processes entailed in the perceptual/intrinsic control of action. Topics include: sensory guidance of cells such as neurons and wound-healing cells; neural mechanisms and formulae of movement (e.g., tauG) for controlling actions; function of the cerebellum, motor cortex, parietal cortex, barrel fields and mirror neurons in the control of action.


Visual control of toddler’s balance experiment

Paradoxical movement in Parkinson’s disease

Paradoxical movement in Parkinson’s disease: simple reaching is difficult, but catching and throwing relatively easy.
Wrist Watch

Parkinson patient benefitting from brief training with a “whoop” movement-guide

Parkinson patient benefitting from about 15 min training with a “whoop” movement-guide
paramecium crowding around an electrode

Paramecium caudatum migrations to a point electrode

Paramecia guiding their swimming to an electric pole (cathode).