The overall purpose of this project is to understand how the brain controls reaching movement under various sensorimotor environments.
The specific objectives are:
- To investigate how individuals adapt to novel environments in which their sensory-motor relationship is altered by the presence of visual rotations or virtual force fields.
- To investigate how sensorimotor adaptation is generalized across different conditions (e.g., transfer of motor learning from one arm to the other).
- To understand the effect of handedness on sensorimotor adaptation and its transfer across the arms.
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Students will recruit subjects.
- Students will help, and learn how, to collect movement data using 2-D movement data acquisition systems.
- Students will be exposed to data processing and analysis procedures.
- Students will learn to search and review relevant literature.
- Students involved in a project for an extended time period may be encouraged to present research findings at UWM/national conferences, and invited to be an author on a research manuscript.