Adaptation of orienting behavior: from the barn owl to a robotic system

@article{Rucci1997AdaptationOO,
  title={Adaptation of orienting behavior: from the barn owl to a robotic system},
  author={Michele Rucci and Gerald M. Edelman and Jonathan Wray},
  journal={Proceedings 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation CIRA'97. 'Towards New Computational Principles for Robotics and Automation'},
  year={1997},
  pages={91-93}
}
  • M. Rucci, G. Edelman, J. Wray
  • Published 1 February 1999
  • Biology
  • Proceedings 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation CIRA'97. 'Towards New Computational Principles for Robotics and Automation'
Biological systems are able to adapt to large variations in their physical and functional properties. As a neurophysiological correlation of the adjustment of motor responses, neural maps in the tectum tend to realign if the sensory inputs are manipulated. We have recently proposed that the development and maintenance of such map alignment can be explained through a process of learning, in which plasticity is mediated by the activation of diffuse-projecting neuromodulatory systems which respond… 

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