The uncontrolled manifold concept: identifying control variables for a functional task

  title={The uncontrolled manifold concept: identifying control variables for a functional task},
  author={John P. Scholz and Gregor Sch{\"o}ner},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
Abstract The degrees of freedom problem is often posed by asking which of the many possible degrees of freedom does the nervous system control? By implication, other degrees of freedom are not controlled. We give an operational meaning to ”controlled” and ”uncontrolled” and describe a method of analysis through which hypotheses about controlled and uncontrolled degrees of freedom can be tested. In this conception, control refers to stabilization, so that lack of control implies reduced… Expand

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