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By Francisco J. Valero-Cuevas

ISBN-10: 1447167465

ISBN-13: 9781447167464

ISBN-10: 144717089X

ISBN-13: 9781447170891

This e-book presents a conceptual and computational framework to review how the anxious procedure exploits the anatomical homes of limbs to provide mechanical functionality. The examine of the neural keep watch over of limbs has traditionally emphasised using optimization to discover options to the muscle redundancy challenge. that's, how does the anxious method decide on a particular muscle coordination trend while the numerous muscle tissue of a limb permit for a number of suggestions?
I revisit this challenge from the rising point of view of neuromechanics that emphasizes discovering and imposing households of possible options, rather than a unmarried and distinct optimum resolution. these households of possible suggestions emerge obviously from the interactions one of the possible neural instructions, anatomy of the limb, and constraints of the duty. Such replacement viewpoint to the neural keep watch over of limb functionality is not just biologically believable, yet sheds mild at the such a lot relevant tenets and debates within the fields of neural keep watch over, robotics, rehabilitation, and brain-body co-evolutionary variations. this angle constructed from classes I taught to engineers and lifestyles scientists at Cornell collage and the collage of Southern California, and is made attainable by way of combining primary innovations from mechanics, anatomy, arithmetic, robotics and neuroscience with advances within the box of computational geometry.
Fundamentals of Neuromechanics is meant for neuroscientists, roboticists, engineers, physicians, evolutionary biologists, athletes, and actual and occupational therapists looking to improve their realizing of neuromechanics. consequently, the tone is decidedly pedagogical, enticing, integrative, and functional to make it obtainable to humans coming from a huge spectrum of disciplines. i try to tread the road among making the mathematical exposition obtainable to existence scientists, and produce the sweetness and complexity of neuroscience to engineers and computational scientists. whereas nobody method can wish to definitively unravel the $64000 questions in those similar fields, i'm hoping to supply you with the elemental heritage and instruments to permit you to give a contribution to the rising box of neuromechanics.

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This e-book presents a conceptual and computational framework to review how the anxious procedure exploits the anatomical homes of limbs to provide mechanical functionality. The research of the neural keep watch over of limbs has traditionally emphasised using optimization to discover suggestions to the muscle redundancy challenge.

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