Movement control, decision-making, and the building of Roman roads to link them

Reza Shadmehr, Alaa A. Ahmed

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In science, as in life, one can only hope to both inform others, and be informed by them. The commentaries associated with our book Vigor have highlighted the many ways in which the theory that we proposed can be improved. For example, there are a myriad of factors that need to be considered in a fully encompassing objective function. The neural mechanisms underlying the links between movement and decision-making have yet to be unraveled. The implications of a two-way interaction between movement and decisions at both the individual and social levels remain to be understood. The commentaries outline future questions, and encouragingly highlight the diversity of science communities that may be linked via the concept of vigor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - Sep 30 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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