Glossary

agonist A muscle that generates movement toward a goal.

antagonist A muscle that generates force in a direction opposite to that of an agonist.

central pattern generator Neural network in the central nervous system that produces rhythmic motor commands.

forward dynamics Computation of movements that result when muscles generate a given pattern of force.

forward kinematics Computation of limb positions for a given pattern of joint rotations.

internal model A central nervous system representation of the kinematics and dynamics of a motor task.

inverse dynamics Computation of muscle activations and forces needed to reach a goal.

inverse kinematics Computation of joint rotations or limb movements needed to reach a goal.

synergists Muscles that work together to produce a given movement.

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