Neural Control of Movement Laboratory

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Welcome to the Neural Control of Movement Lab

Research at our lab focuses on mechanisms responsible for sensorimotor control and learning of the upper limb. Our work strives to bridge basic and applied research on hand function by investigating mechanisms underlying skilled movements, e.g., reach-to-grasp and dexterous manipulation, and developing experimental approaches to improve sensorimotor function.

The human hand is an ideal model system to address fundamental questions in motor and cognitive neuroscience: How does the nervous system control multiple degrees of freedom? What makes a learned movement interfere or facilitate executing the same movement in a different context? How are multiple sources of sensory feedback integrated to generate coordinated movements? How do memory and online feedback interact when planning and executing movement? What are the neural representations of learned movements?

We address these questions by using complementary research approaches as shown in the diagram below. For more details please click on the diagram.