A neural mechanism of synergy formation for whole body reaching

  title={A neural mechanism of synergy formation for whole body reaching},
  author={Pietro G. Morasso and Maura Casadio and Vishwanathan Mohan and Jacopo Zenzeri},
  journal={Biological Cybernetics},
The present study proposes a computational model for the formation of whole body reaching synergy, i.e., coordinated movements of lower and upper limbs, characterized by a focal component (the hand must reach a target) and a postural component (the center of mass must remain inside the support base). The model is based on an extension of the equilibrium point hypothesis that has been called Passive Motion Paradigm (PMP), modified in order to achieve terminal attractor features and allow the… CONTINUE READING
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