Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Do movement planning and control represent independent modules?


Valérie Gaveau a1 and Michel Desmurget a1
a1 Space and Action Unit, INSERM U534, Bron, 69500, France gaveau@lyon.inserm.fr desmurget@lyon.inserm.fr http://www.lyon.inserm.fr/534

Abstract

We address three issues that might be important in evaluating the validity of the planning–control model: (1) It could be artificial to distinguish between control and planning when control involves the re-planning of a new corrective submovement that overlaps with the initial response; (2) experiments involving illusions are not totally compelling; (3) selectively implicating the superior parietal lobe in movement control and the basal ganglia in movement planning, appears questionable.