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A Neural Network Simulation And Animation Of A Baby's Learning How To Move His Arms

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO930011

Volume

1

Pages

8

Published

1993

Size

887 kb

Author(s)

J.E. Vos

Abstract

A neural network simulation and animation of a baby's learning how to move his arms J.E. Vos Department of Developmental Neurology, University of Groningen, Oostersingel 59, 9713 EZ Groningen, The Netherlands INTRODUCTION Human movement is controlled by the nervous system; many automatic movements only require the attention of the spinal cord, while intentional movements are initiated and controlled by the brain. Most of us are accusto- med to thinking about, wondering about, or studying the motor system of adults, either human or animal. As the human nervous system is often rightly called the most complex structure in the Universe, a designation which is never attributed to an egg and/or a spermatozoon, it is an intriguing question how and why the nervous system acquires all its faculties between conception and adulthood. The discipline of Developmental Neurology addresses this question in various ways. As far as human subjects or patients are concer

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