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.
Message To SponsorThank you for funding this amazing opportunity. Working on this project over the past two semesters has been an incredibly enriching experience that expanded my academic knowledge and skills as a researcher. I am immensely grateful and excited to continue my research this summer.
Major: Molecular & Cell Biology
Mentor: Richard Ivry, Psychology
Sponsor: Holmes-Olsen Fund