March 21, 2022
In collaboration with dr. Guy Rens and prof. Marco Davare, a new preprint has just been put online. We investigated how contextual information can affect motor planning and activity in the motor cortex (corticospinal excitability). For example, if you have to increase your fingertip forces fast or slow, does your motor cortex know?
March 16, 2022
Our paper on ‘the effects of TMS over the anterior intraparietal area on anticipatory fingertip force scaling and the size–weight illusion’ can now be found online! We used TMS to show that a parietal brain area (aIPS) has a transient effect on how fingertip forces are adjusted to the size of an object. However, after one trial, this effect was gone, indicating that other areas take over the scaling of forces to object size. The size of an object also influences how heavy an object feels, but aIPS did not play a role in this size–weight illusion.
January 28, 2022
Today, a new preprint was published of a study in which I show that you can make corrections, even if object properties change after the initiation of the reaching movement. In addition, I show that corrections can be made based on visual, haptic, or visuohaptic information.
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