Sensory consequences to bring about actions – where does it end?

Just to be a little provocative and take an idea beyond the domain it was birthed and intended for – what happens when a whole day is shaped by predicted sensory consequences and not just a momentary action? In predictive processing, a prediction itself acts as a motor command. This means a context, goal thought, … Continue reading Sensory consequences to bring about actions – where does it end?

The Performance Cortex chapter 1 – error detection, baseball bats and “wiffle balls”

I won't be writing about every chapter of this book, but this is the first of my posts about books I'm reading, as I attempt to find some coherence in my reading which tends to involve being halfway through 10 books at the same time. Chapter 2, "The Movement Chauvanist", heavily features Dan Wolpert, whose … Continue reading The Performance Cortex chapter 1 – error detection, baseball bats and “wiffle balls”

Thoughts on sensory attenuation, body state estimation and whole vs part practice

During movement, a predictive signal with information on the consequences of an action is integrated with an afferent signal with actual sensory information triggered by the movement. This helps overcome neural delays and navigate noisy environments. Without brain stim, there are probably two main ways to alter the balance of these two signals, the combining … Continue reading Thoughts on sensory attenuation, body state estimation and whole vs part practice