Biomedical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Neural encoding of reaching

In this project, our goal is to develop signal processing methods that facilitate the understanding of local neural information in control of movements, in particular the reaching task. This is done by simultaneous analysis of neural activity (within and between brain structures) and recorded movement trajectories during normal reach. The intention is to perform the same studies during certain diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, aiming for better understanding of the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms causing motor dysfunction. The project is part of a collaboration with the Neuronano Research Center (NRC) at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund.