An optimization principle for determining movement duration.

@article{Tanaka2006AnOP,
  title={An optimization principle for determining movement duration.},
  author={Hirokazu Tanaka and John W. Krakauer and Ning Qian},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={3875-86}
}
Movement duration is an integral component of motor control, but nearly all extant optimization models of motor planning prefix duration instead of explaining it. Here we propose a new optimization principle that predicts movement duration. The model assumes that the brain attempts to minimize movement duration under the constraint of meeting an accuracy criterion. The criterion is task and context dependent but is fixed for a given task and context. The model determines a unique duration as a… CONTINUE READING