Topological Aspects of Sensori-Motor Control

  • J. Droulez


Recent investigations in the field of sensori-motor interaction suggest that the main concepts and models which were operational in the past when restricted experimental conditions were used, have to be largely reevaluated when the geometrical constraints and the multidimensional aspects of sensori-motor control are taken into consideration (Gurfinkel and Shik, 1973; Pellionisz and Llinas, 1979; Droulez et al., 1985).


Joint Angle Oblique Line Visuomotor Adaptation Tensor Network Conservative Mode 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Agarwal, G.C. and Gottlieb, G.L., 1982, Mathematical modelling and simulation of the postural control loop. CRC Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering. Part I (1982), Vol. 8–2, p.93–134; Part II (1984), vol. 11–2, p. 113–154; Part III (1985), vol. 12–1, p. 49–93.Google Scholar
  2. Bernstein, N., 1966, The coordination and regulation of movement. Pergamon Press. Oxford.Google Scholar
  3. Berthoz, A., Melvill-Jones, G. and Begue, A.E., 1981, Differential visual adaptation of vertical canal dependent vestibulo-ocular reflexes. Exp. Brain Res., 44:19–26.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Droulez, J., 1986, Neurosensory processing of moving images. Biol. Cvbern. (subm. to pub.).Google Scholar
  5. Droulez, J., Berthoz, A. and Vidal, P.P., 1985, Use and limits of visual vestibular interaction in the control of posture. in: Vestibular and Visual Control on Posture and Locomotor Equilibrium, Igarashi, M. and Black, F.O., eds, Karger, Basel, pp. 14–21.Google Scholar
  6. Droulez, J. and Cornilleau, V., 1986, Adaptive changes in perceptual responses and visuomanual coordination during exposure to visual metric distortion. Vision Res., 26–11:1783–1792.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Gauthier, G.M. and Robinson, D.A., 1975, Adaptation of the human vestibulo-ocular reflex to magnifying lenses. Brain Res., 92: 331–335.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Gonshor, A., and Melvill-Jones, G., 1973, Changes of human vestibulo-ocular response by vision reversal during head rotation. J. Physiol. Lond., 234:102–103.Google Scholar
  9. Gurfinkel, V.S. and Shik, M.L., 1973, The control of posture and locomotion. in: Gydikov et al.: Motor Control. Plenum Press New York: 217–236.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Hain, T.C., 1986, A model of the nystagmus induced by off-vertical axis rotation. Biol. Cybern., 54: 337–350.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Helmholtz, H. von, 1866, Handbuch der physiologischen Optik. Vos: Leipzig.Google Scholar
  12. Lacour, M., Xerri, C. and Hugon, M., 1978, Muscle responses and monosynaptic reflexes in falling monkeys. Role of the vestibular system. J. Physiol., Paris, 74: 427–438.Google Scholar
  13. Melvill-Jones, G., Berthoz, A. and Segal, B., 1984, Adaptive modification of the vestibulo-ocular reflex by mental effort in darkness. Exp. Brain Res., 56:149–153.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Miles, F.A., and Fuller, J.H., 1974, Adaptive plasticity in the vestibulo-ocular responses of the Rhesus monkey. Brain Res., 80: 512–516.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Nashner, L.M., 1985, Strategies for organization of the human posturen. in: Vestibular and isual Control on Posture and Locomotor Equilibrium, Igarashi, M. and Black, F.O., eds, Karger, Basel: pp.1–8.Google Scholar
  16. Ormsby, C., 1974, Model of human dynamic orientation. Ph.D. Thesis, MIT, Cambridge.Google Scholar
  17. Pellionisz, A., 1985, Tensorial aspects of the multidimensional approach to the vestibulo-ocular reflex and gaze. Reviews of oculomotor research. in: Adaptive Mechanisms in Gaze Control, Berthoz, A., and Melvill-Jones, G., eds, Elsevier, Amsterdam.Google Scholar
  18. Pellionisz, A., and Llinas, R., 1979, Brain modelling by tensor network theory and computer simulation. The cerebellum: distributed processor for predictive coordination. Neuroscience, 4: 323–348.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Robinson, D.A., 1982, The use of matrices in analyzing the three dimensional behavior of the vestibulo-ocular reflex. Biol. Cybern., 46: 53–66.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Stratton, G., 1897, Upright vision and the retinal image. Psychol. Rev., 4:182–187.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Thorn, R., 1972, Stabilité structurelle et morphogénèse, Ediscience, Paris.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Droulez
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physiologie NeurosensorielleCNRS, 15, rue de l’Ecole de MédecineParisFrance

Personalised recommendations