Humans can master a vast repertoire of motor skills. These skills often take years to reach a high level, but can be quickly lost and difficult to recover after injury.
Our lab’s research aims to understand how humans learn complex motor skills, how the skills are maintained across age, and how to restore them after neuromuscular injuries. Our current focus is to
- Identify behavioral, cognitive, and neural components essential for dexterous function.
- Derive learning and control principles that support the acquisition and production of dexterous movement.
- Explore factors that influence rehabilitation.
Our long-term goal is to design effective therapies to help patients regain their motor skills.