Mental, physical, and physiological research of feeling integration

Mental, physical, and physiological research of feeling integration

 To perceive the object of the external world, we are considered to have unified not only a tactile sense but the information from movement or two or more of other feelings. Then, I analyzed the mutual relevance of vision, a tactile sense, and movement mentally and physically about the form consciousness of a subject. And I showed that movement would become quick and would become in feed forward using movement information if there are becoming easy to attach correspondence with vision and a tactile sense, vision, and a tactile sense etc.

 Since the importance of integration with feeling and movement was shown mentally and physically, in order to show clearly how feeling and movement are connected within the brain, I do cerebrum physiological research of feeling movement integration by joint research with Cognitive Neuroscience Research Center (a cognitive neurology study research center, in Marseilles) of France CNRS (science research agency) (from August, Heisei 2 to present). Here, from the related part of cerebrums, such as a primary feeling field of the animal which learned the feeling movement task, a union field, and a primary movement field, the single neuron activity in a task is recorded and the relevance between parts etc. is analyzed.


Moreover, only in the analysis of neuron activity, since there is a limit, the cerebral nerve circuit model was developed and matching with experiment data and theory has been tried.


Since the integrated function of feeling and movement is man's function in a man-machine system, we developed cerebrum physiological research of this feeling movement integration, and research of the mechanism within a brain of the error action in a feeling movement task has been started as basic theoretical research of a human engineering.


Mental, physical, and physiological research of feeling integration
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2002 Akamatsu Lab.