BBI 2007 Session 11
Output Architecture, Continued
Review (and completion of output side)
- Central pattern generation, corollary discharge
- Gene/environment interaction
- Distributed control
- Influences on input
"I liked the concept of the nervous system having certain scores stored inside of it and yet at other times making thing up as it goes along... like jazz musicians" ... Cheryl
"What you're experiencing is influenced by what you're doing and by your genes-very interesting suppositions for an inquiry based educatonal setting." ... Mingh
"I liked the idea of the nervous system being explained as a symphony but I am a little concerned about what will happen if the outside stimulus is the unconscious as in the example of a sleep walker or a person who has multiple personalities. How can their symphonies be explained? How do they learn to ignore these discharges if they are not consciously aware that they are doing them?" ... Judith
Finishing up a look from the output side
- Purposive, adaptive action can occur without the "I-function"
- The cognitive unconscious and the I-function
- I-function as suppressor of existing possibilities, creator of new ones?
What particular aspect of our discussions of the motor side of the nervous system seem most useful for your classroom, for your teaching in general? Write some thoughts/questions in the institute forum area.