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… bring along a bit of curiosity and you will surely profit from the views presented here. This blog revolves around the combination of martial arts and motor control; a combination that is certainly not mundane. I simply ask you to take a small leap of faith. Just invest some of your time, and I […]

The post was published 28. November 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous.

Anticipation, Rallying, Part 3

Follow-up to Anticipation, Rallying, Part 2 5. Is there slack time for updating the internal model and the response selection? Usually, there is plenty of time between the announcement of a curve and its arrival. Thus, the driver has enough time to update his internal model of the following curve and choose an appropriate response […]

The post was published 13. November 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Anticipation, Rallying, Part 2

Follow-up to Anticipation, Rallying, Part 1 The situation changes completely without pace notes. The driver has to gather all the necessary information on their own. Most of the time, the driver is forced to concentrate on the next curve. Hills or trees block his view and no advance visual information for the following subsection is […]

The post was published 12. November 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Anticipation, Rallying, Part 1

The example of the musicians showed that it is indeed possible to satisfy every item of the check list. The following example presents another very successful usage of anticipation in rallye motorsport. Please take a look at the following article if you are unfamiliar with rallying. The high speed is only possible due to a […]

The post was published 22. August 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Anticipation, Concert, Part 2

Follow-up to Anticipation, Concert, Part 1 4. Is it possible to differentiate between the alternatives? There are no alternatives, so differentiation is not a question. Again, there are indicators that this is vital for completely automating movements. I’ll give some examples in later blog entries.   5. Is there a slack time for updating the […]

The post was published 15. August 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Anticipation, Concert, Part 1

Anticipation is a marvelous tool for reducing response times to a fraction of a second or in certain cases, getting rid of them altogether (the “good side”). But, as you noticed in the last articles, there are some serious flaws when the boundary conditions are not fulfilled. The “bad side” of anticipation is its dependency […]

The post was published 8. August 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Check List for Anticipation

This blog entry sums up the check list for anticipation and serves as a reference. There are two parts. The first part includes some notes. After some time, you won’t need these notes any longer. Then, the second part with some key words will suffice. I will present the working techniques for examining these questions […]

The post was published 1. August 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Anticipation, Windshield Wiper, Part 2

Follow-up to Anticipation, Windshield Wiper, Part 2   6. Is an exit point for the circular process available? This question should clarify whether the received information justifies proceeding from the internal model to the response selection. A response cannot be selected without enough information. This is a real problem in this example. Continuing in one […]

The post was published 25. July 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Anticipation, Windshield Wiper, Part 1

I presented an example of a windshield wiper as an easy exercise for anticipation (Anticipation Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). The following checklist helps to understand the model of anticipation. The “real” checklist involves a lot more elements, but I have cut and rearranged some elements for the sake of comprehension. Furthermore, […]

The post was published 18. July 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Anticipation, Part 4

Theories are one thing, applying them is another. The example of the windshield wiper (Anticipation, Part 2) serves as a basis to apply the model of anticipation. You will have a hard time following the details, if you haven’t read certain blog entries. So, if you feel unfamiliar with some of the presented things, do […]

The post was published 11. July 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Anticipation, Part 3

The model of the circular process still lacks some details. I mentioned a special trigger and it lacks the response execution (Anticipation, Part 2). So, without further ado, an extended model of anticipation.     This model cannot be found in books. It is shortened and simplified for convenience reasons. In summary, it is far […]

The post was published 4. July 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Anticipation, Part 2

The model for anticipating movements isn’t completed yet, but the following example clarifies the circular process that was presented in the first part. Circular process for forming an internal model This example is especially fabricated and can be carried out easily. There is no need for a special training area, only a willing partner and […]

The post was published 27. June 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Anticipation, Part 1

Anticipation is nothing special, if you keep in mind the original model of the reaction chain. You need only slight changes. The necessary changes include an internal model of future events and a special trigger for starting the chosen reaction. Furthermore, it is much better to look at it as a circular process that is […]

The post was published 20. June 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Application of Patterns and Traits, Part 3

The blog entry Applications of Patterns and Traits, part 1 covered patterns and their availability. The second part covered causality. This part is about the relation of patterns and behavior modification. The availability of information and causality lead to internal models. These models try to project future events and form actions to act accordingly. If you […]

The post was published 13. June 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Choice Reaction, Part 9

The following scene from the movie Trinity Is STILL My Name! shows how internal self-restraints influence reaction times. Have a look at it. Trinity is played by Terence Hill. He had somehow cheated in the foregoing poker game. Wildcat Hendricks tries to teach him a lesson in a duel. You might have to look a […]

The post was published 6. June 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .