Researchers have identified how specific neurons in the cuneate nucleus help filter distracting information to coordinate dexterous movements. The findings have implications for the development of new prosthetics and robotic equipment that can fine-tune movement based on the sense of touch.
Recurrent neural networks within the human frontal cortex may be responsible for decision making, language, and movement, researchers report.
Like humans, zebra finches can recognize songs by their rhythmic pattern, even when the tempo is changed.
Neural circuits within the retina are able to generate the information required to predict the movement and path of an object before visual signals leave the eye, researchers report.
Subtle changes in fractal motor activity regulation in cognitively healthy women may be a sign of preclinical Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.
For Parkinson's patients, golf is better than tai chi at improving movement and balance.
A new study challenges the popular theory of intrinsic, dynamic patterns control motor behaviors. Researchers found neuron population dynamics in the motor cortex are different during reaching and grasping behaviors.
The brain processes motor commands, not just through fine muscle contractions, but also via higher-level motor areas that provide a blueprint for performing more complex motor functions, such as grasping, no matter if the toes or fingers are used.
Researchers induced arm movements in macaque monkeys by using optogenetics to target the motor cortex.