The brain has a body: adaptive behavior emerges from interactions of nervous system, body and environment

  title={The brain has a body: adaptive behavior emerges from interactions of nervous system, body and environment},
  author={H. Chiel and R. Beer},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  • H. Chiel, R. Beer
  • Published 1997
  • Computer Science, Medicine, Psychology
  • Trends in Neurosciences
  • Studies of mechanisms of adaptive behavior generally focus on neurons and circuits. But adaptive behavior also depends on interactions among the nervous system, body and environment: sensory preprocessing and motor post-processing filter inputs to and outputs from the nervous system; co-evolution and co-development of nervous system and periphery create matching and complementarity between them; body structure creates constraints and opportunities for neural control; and continuous feedback… CONTINUE READING
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