IEM Member's Neuroengineering Research highlighted by Science Nation
April 2, 2014
IEM member Professor Gert Cauwenberghs and his colleagues study how brain activity results in movement. Their NSF sponsored work uses EEG, virtual reality and motion tracking to understand the brain dynamics of human motor control. Recently their work was covered by Science Nation, a video series commissioned by the National Science Foundation.
The work has clinical and practical implications as well. By understanding how the brain works to produce movement and how learning affects the circuitry of the brain, new treatment approaches for brain disorders affecting movement, e.g. Parkinson's disease, may emerge. The research may also lead to new technologies to help people with Parkinson's disease interact with the world.
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