Motor Behavior Laboratory (Cauraugh)

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Current research questions focus on initiating, controlling, and terminating motor actions. Explaining force control and bimanual coupled movements advances our understanding on stroke motor recovery. Chronic stroke rehabilitation protocols based on motor control theory are typically the most effective human studies. Moreover, conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis is a preferred approach for determining necessary and sufficient causal variables involved in executing motor actions.

PI: James Cauraugh, Ph.D.

Research Highlights:

  • Recently published in (a) Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, (b) PLoS One, (c) Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, (d) Neuropsychologia, and (e) Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
  • Examined force control in chronic stroke
  • Investigating coupled bimanual movements and active neuromuscular stimulation in chronic stroke
  • Priming motor actions on an impaired limb before coupled bimanual movements: in progress