An inverse control approach to resolving the neural basis of spatial and muscular dependencies in coordinated multi-limb movements (2006–2008)

The coordination of movement is founded upon a system of constraints of musculo-skeletal and neural origin. The aims of the proposed research program are to increase our understanding of the role of the motor cortex in the control of voluntary movement, and to characterise the nature of the constraints on interlimb coordination that arise from the specific activation profiles of the muscles that are engaged. This strategic basic research, conducted with neurologically intact individuals, will advance our understanding of the organisation of descending motor pathways and will be of profound importance in designing strategies of movement rehabilitation.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council