An Implicit Aiming Process in Sensorimotor Adaptation
Individuals with Parkinson’s disease and cerebellar degeneration often face challenges with movement coordination, a function significantly influenced by sensorimotor adaptation. Sensorimotor adaptation is a process that the brain uses to optimize stimuli from the surrounding environment to learn and coordinate new movements. There are conscious and unconscious components of sensorimotor adaptation termed explicit and implicit processes, respectively. The goal of this project is to better understand how implicit processes are partitioned between the cerebellum and other regions of the brain through the study of reaching movements.