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Motivation and motor improvements in humans Manohar, Sanjay


Incentives act to improve the speed and accuracy of our behaviour. Velocity measurements in human saccades demonstrate that reward increases movement vigour. Remarkably, this is achieved without a cost to movement accuracy. I will present a recent study that suggests that control precision may itself carry a cost. The cost of control can be framed at a cognitive level, and mathematically described by the magnitude of control signals. This formulation captures the accuracy requires effort.

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