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Movement is the only way we have of interacting with the world, whether foraging for food or attracting a waiter's attention. Therefore, the purpose of the human brain is to use sensory signals to determine future actions.

Motor planning

Despite the infinite number of possible movements that could be used to achieve a task, humans and other animals show highly stereotypical trajectories.

Sensorimotor learning

Humans exhibit an enormous repertoire of motor behavior that enables us to interact with many different objects in a variety of different environments.

Probabilistic and predictive models

Our work on internal predictive models€—neural systems that simulate the behavior of a natural process—has shown that they are a vital theoretical component used to solve fundamental problems in sensorimotor control.

Sensorimotor decision-making

Both decision making and motor control require acting on streams of noisy evidence. Thus both rely on inference, termination rules, time constraints, and value/effort costs.

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