Steve H. Scott

16 mai 2014 - 16 mai 2014

séminaire tutoré

Lab Integrative Motor Behaviour, Queens University, Kingston, ON, Canada

Putting sensory back into voluntary control

invité par Frédéric Danion

Abstract : Optimal feedback control can explain many features of biological movement, such as success with variability, motor synergies and goal-directed behavior. The lecture will describe the use of optimal control to interpret motor performance, highlighting the importance of sensory feedback in this process. The lecture will also describe how corrective responses to small mechanical distrubances under a broad range of behavioural contexts provide an important window to probe voluntary control and its neural basis.

Biosketch : Has formal training in engineering and physiology with a research focus on the neural, mechanical and behavioural aspects of voluntary motor control. His interdisciplinary research program uses a number of techniques including non-human primate neurophysiology, human behavioural psychophysics, clinical research on sensorimotor impairments associated with various neurological disorders, mathematical modelling, and technology development. He has published over 90 journal publications and given 140 invited presentations. Actively involved in technology transfer as Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of BKIN Technologies which commercializes and manufacturers the KINARM robot.

invité par Frédéric Danion

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