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:
- Natural and accelerated recovery from brain damage: experimental and theoretical approaches. IEEE Pulse. 3, 61-5. (2012 Mar 01).
- Selective activation of human finger muscles after stroke or amputation. Adv Exp Med Biol. 629, 559-75. (2009 Jan 01).
- Selectivity of voluntary finger flexion during ischemic nerve block of the hand. Exp Brain Res. 188, 385-97. (2008 Jul 01).