Holger Bekemeier

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Biology
Project title: 
Minimally sparse but maximally versatile behavioural controllers
Abstract: 
Animals show remarkably smooth and fast transitions between behavioural states without any sign of switching or even pausing: they showmotor continuity. This phenomenon includes fast context-dependent adaptation of motion sequences, motor learning and/or adaptation to ontogenetic changes of the body mechanics. Apart from such proximate mechanisms of adaptive behaviour, the underlying neural controllers have also adapted to phylo-genetic changes in biomechanical constraints and in ecological requirements. The project addresses this wide range andimmense versatility of behavioural controllers by investigating an unusually large and diverse data set by means of ahexapod locomotion database.
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