Control of Fine Finger Movements
Our lab investigates how the brain controls movements of the body. A longstanding line of investigation explores control of fine finger movements, like those used in typing, playing a musical instrument, or performing delicate surgery. We study how the motor cortex controls a rather complex set of muscles to achieve the required movement. On-going projects include the following:
- State-Based Decoding of Hand and Finger Kinematics using Neuronal Ensemble and LFP Activity during Dexterous Reach-to-Grasp Movements. J Neurophysiol. In press. (2013 Mar 27).
- Mirror neurons: reflecting on the motor cortex and spinal cord. Curr Biol. 23, R151-2. (2013 Feb 18).
- Neuron Selection by Relative Importance for Neural Decoding of Dexterous Finger Prosthesis Control Application. Biomed Signal Process Control. 7, 632-639. (2012 Nov 01).