equilibrium point hypothesis
KPPC
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Wed May 7 16:27:11 EST 2003
"siu99rnj" <siu99rnj at rdg.ac.uk> wrote in message
news:b9bqdc$9m2$1 at vins1.reading.ac.uk...
 Hello

 What is the equilibrium point hypothesis? It is coming up in a lot
opf
 papers I have read that are to do with arm torques.

 Thanks
 Richard
In the work I've done, it's the dynamic condition of of 'momentarily'
maximized TD E/Iminimization.
Think of this in terms of a 2D leastpotentialenergy diagram  like
a "U".
Maximum TD E/Iminimization occurs at the lowest point in the "U".
This correlates to an "equilibrium point" because the dynamics tend
to overshoot max TD E/Iminimization, which results in their 'moving
back' in the other direction, and the overall illusion of there being
a 'determining oscillation', but the 'oscillation' is just an
artifact of the ongoing TD E/Iminimization dynamics.
An important feature of TD E/Iminimization is that all minima that
are converged upon are themselves dynamic minima  not actual
'equilibrium points', but fleetinglyextant 'tools' within much
larger informationprocessing dynamics  hierarchical TD
E/Iminimization, which dynamically converges upon many TD
E/Iminimizations within TD E/Iminimizations, ... .
There's =nothing= at 'equilibrium' within an Living 'normal' nervous
system. All there is within such is relative TD E/Iminimization
which is never complete, and which ceases only at Death.
I like to think that Isaac Newton intuited some of this whenever I
contemplate his "never at rest" metaphor :]
K. P. Collins

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