A new perspective on how we learn motor skills: two adaptation classes? (2023–2026)

The capacity to adapt and acquire movement skills is essential for success in almost every aspect of our lives. This project will test the idea that there are two fundamentally distinct classes of motor learning processes in the brain that are driven by different error types. Using brain recordings, robotic perturbation of movement, and novel variations of classical learning paradigms, the project aims to reveal the neurocomputational properties of these proposed adaptation classes across a range of sensorimotor learning paradigms. The knowledge gained from this project may identify new strategies for adapting movements that are widely applicable to industry, defence, sport, and health.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • Professor and Deputy Head of School
    School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council