Logically, it does not seem possible for there to be a motor symphony because of the tremendous adaptivity and learning capability of many organisms. It also goes against my thinking in a way such that a baby can LEARN to walk, I can LEARN to play tennis, you can LEARN how to pick up a coffee cup and so on meaning that part of the LEARNingness is taken out of the picture. Instead of learning certain activities, it is learning how to read the central pattern generation inputs. I never really thought that we can have so much stored within us. It would mean that even more of a person is a result of heredity instead of environment. In other words, that the environment shapes whether or not CPGs are read in a correct way, but that essentially it is all there. Life is about nature AND nurture. Whereas we knew this already, it just adds more strength to the whole argument. Looking on the level of motor symphony and central pattern generation makes our original assumption about behavior more probable. The brain is behavior - it is more evident based on what we continue to learn. I assume that this is what we are ultimately aiming for. We want to be convinced by the time we are through with our studies that the brain is behavior. Interesting how we keep getting closer to that point, and when it seems like we may be there, we still know that there is more to come.
Actually, there will always be (of course), but I'm glad the target at least hasn't receded. Careful about equating CPG with genetic information. No, you don't have every CPG when you're born, with the problem being only to read it. Many CPG's are acquired (a tennis serve certainly being one of them). PG