“The word motor has some unfortunate connotations. One is that of machine like rigidity. Conventional motors churn away monotonously, performing the same motions over and over again. By contrast, behavior is endlessly novel, at least under normal conditions. The novelty of behavior could only occur if the motor system allowed for the generation of continually changing patterns of muscle activity. It does so by relying on a rich configuration of neuromuscular assemblages that have evolved over millions of years.”

– David A. Rosenbaum


Notes of this section highly based on Fundamentals of Motor Control, and Human Motor Control.