This chapter presents an autobiography of Emilio Bizzi. Bizzi's research formed the basis of a comprehensive theory—the equilibrium-point hypothesis—which accounts for how the central nervous system solves the complex computational problem of executing limb movements. Recently, his laboratory provided evidence that internal representations of limb dynamics are built by combining modular primitives found in the spinal cord as well as other building blocks in higher brain structures. His early years, career, and achievements are discussed.
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