William L. Kilmer

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 In a previous paper [Kilmer (1996) Neural Netw 9: 567–573] we developed a differential equation model of how a stable focus of attention could be maintained in a higher mammalian brain. The so-called TRC model consisted of interconnected modules, with each module comprised of a simple representations of parts of the reticular thalamic nucleus, specific(More)
There is ample evidence that mammalian Hippocampus, defined as ammon's horn sectors 1 through 4, can learn. In particular, sector CA3 is presumed able to learn to produce a wide range of appropriate output patterns in response to extrinsic inputs arriving over the mossy fiber, temporo-ammonic, septo-hippocampal, and commissural systems. The neuroanatomy and(More)
A model of human muscle action is presented for a maximally fast, large-amplitude forearm movement to target. the inputs to the model are approximately the biceps and triceps EMG envelopes over a single movement. The model's output gives the corresponding displacement angle of the forearm about a fixed elbow position as a function of time. The idea of the(More)
Human stretch reflexes (SRs) are often too weak and ineffectual to provide adequate postural regulation or rhythmic movement boosting (e.g. in ankle pushoff at the end of stance phase in fast running). Recent improvements in methods of artificially enhancing skeletomotor responses, especially in therapeutic regimens, should not be widely employed until the(More)
There is a growing consensus among predictors of science that the world is about to witness the evolution of what might be called a new species---the robot. Whereas, animal evolution was a trial-and-error process, robot evolution appears likely to be carefully contrived. Starting where animal evolution left off, that is, with man, robot evolution promises(More)