Study identifies genetic markers in cells associated with proprioception. The findings provide new clues about how proprioceptive sensory neurons help control movement.
The subthalamic nucleus in the brain communicates with the motor system to help the body stop an action, researchers confirm.
A newly designed baby jumpsuit that monitors motor development carries the possibility for assessing overall neurodevelopment in infants.
Neurons in the parafascicular thalamus project to three different parts of the basal ganglia. Targeting these circuits could be a new target for treating motor dysfunction and depression associated with Parkinson's disease.
Babies whose mothers contracted COVID-19 while pregnant had greater difficulties relaxing and adapting their bodies while being held than those whose mothers did not contract covid. Additionally, babies born to infected mothers had greater difficulty in controlling their head and shoulder movements. Findings suggest prenatal COVID-19 infection may impact motor function development in babies.
Researchers have developed a novel hybrid machine learning approach to muscle gesture recognition in prosthetic arms.
Subtle changes in fractal motor activity regulation in cognitively healthy women may be a sign of preclinical Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.
Primates with larger brains can solve much more complex tasks using their hands than smaller-brained primates. However, improved dexterity comes at a cost. In humans and other large-brained primates, it takes longer for infants to learn the simplest hand and finger movements than our smaller-brained counterparts.
Researchers combined intact neurons from a rat's spinal cord with a tissue-engineered 3D muscle system, creating a biohybrid robot, or biobot. After culturing the system for seven days, the motor neurons from the spinal cord produced electrical activity, causing contractions in the artificial muscles and mimicking the behavior of the peripheral nervous system. The findings could have positive implications for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders that affect motor control.