Download PDF by Gordon M. Redding: Adaptive Spatial Alignment

By Gordon M. Redding

ISBN-10: 0805823956

ISBN-13: 9780805823950

For many humans, prism version is an a laugh demonstration, first skilled might be in an introductory psychology path. This monograph relates this odd phenomenon to the bigger context of cognitive technology, specifically motor regulate and studying. the 1st half sketches the historical past recommendations essential to comprehend the contribution of prism version to the bigger factor of adaptive perceptual-motor functionality including:
* a overview of the elemental options of motor regulate and studying that let strategic reaction within the prism edition situation;
* the improvement of a speculation approximately spatial illustration and spatial mapping and an creation to the elemental concept of adaptive spatial alignment; and
* a contrasting view of perceptual and motor studying and a evaluation of facts for the involvement of nonassociative and associative studying in prism adaptation.

at once desirous about information and conception in prism variation, the second one half presents:
* an summary of prism edition technique and a listing of numerous empirical conclusions from past examine that restricted improvement of theoretical framework;
* a conception of strategic perceptual-motor keep watch over and studying which allows adaptive functionality in the course of prism publicity, yet doesn't at once contain adaptive spatial alignment;
* an extention of the idea to incorporate realignment techniques which right for the spatial misalignment between sensorimotor platforms produced by way of prisms; and
* an illustration of the way conventional matters in prism model should be rephrased by way of the current theoretical framework.

The final a part of this quantity stories the learn performed in constructing and trying out the current conception of prism model. It summarizes the preliminary investigations (employing a naturalistic publicity setting), experiences a few extra rigorous checks with an experimentally restricted study paradigm, issues out the extra common theoretical concerns raised through the authors' research of prism version, and makes particular feedback for extra learn in the prism model paradigm.

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With up-down, side-to-side, and bending movements of the arm, coordinate axes for the three segments are related simply by translations (left arm of figure). With twisting movements, coordinate axes are related by both rotations and translations (right arm of the figure). Copyrighted Material 28 2. Sensorimotor Transformation example, the lower limb has only two degrees of freedom; one for location (bending at the elbow) and one for orientation (rotation about the segment's longitudinal axis). Moreover, the range of movement is limited in each of these dimensions.

Generalization or transfer occurs because the associated input-output contents describe general classes (categories) of goal behaviors. , motor equivalence described in chapter 1).

First, we elaborate on Bedford's (1993b) functional classification of types of learning, adding a contrast between specialized and general acquisition processes. In this context, we characterize adaptive spatial alignment as a kind of specialized (domain-specific) knowledge acquisition process for learning (veridical) matches among internal sensory and motor spatial representations. Next, we examine various instances of perceptual learning. We suggest that perceptual learning includes one general acquisition process (differentiation) and a variety of specialized acquisition processes, including adaptive spatial alignment.

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