Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Computational motor planning and the theory of event coding

David A. Rosenbaum a1
a1 Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA


Recent computational models of motor planning have relied heavily on anticipating the consequences of motor acts. Such anticipation is vital for dealing with the redundancy problem of motor control (i.e., the problem of selecting a particular motor solution when more than one is possible to achieve a goal). Computational approaches to motor planning support the Theory of Event Coding (TEC).