Neuroscience

How the brain improves motor control

Adaptation in reaching—gradual improvement of motor control in response to a perturbation—is a central issue in motor neuroscience.However, even the cortical origin of errors that drive adaptation has remained elusive. ...

Neuroscience

Opposites don't attract when learning how to use a prosthesis

New research suggests that upper limb amputees, who typically struggle to learn how to use a new prosthesis, would be more successful if fellow amputees taught them. Most usually learn by watching a non-amputee demonstrate ...

Neuroscience

Thumbs-up for mind-controlled robotic arm (w/ Video)

A paralysed woman who controlled a robotic arm using just her thoughts has taken another step towards restoring her natural movements by controlling the arm with a range of complex hand movements.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Something in the way we move

Being depressed is depressing in itself and makes you feel even worse. That is one reason why it is so hard to break out of depressive conditions.

Neuroscience

New prosthetic arm controlled by neural messages

Controlling a prosthetic arm by just imagining a motion may be possible through the work of Mexican scientists at the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), who work in the development of an arm replacement ...

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