Sensorimotor Neuroscience Laboratory, York University
People: Josh Granek, Bogdan Neagu, Lauren Sergio, Kim McCullough, Yashar Salek, Xiaogang Yan
(Missing: Taiwo McGregor)
The bigger family: CIHR Group for Action and Perception
Motor behaviour laboratory
The Sensorimotor Neuroscience Laboratory studies the fundamental neural mechanisms underlying the production of visually-guided limb movement. One setup (left) allows Dr. Sergio and her team to record planar arm motion and force/torque production at the hand, together with the associated muscle activity using surface electromyography. A second setup (middle) uses magnetic search coil technology for real-time 3D limb motion tracking, together with an infrared system to track eye motion. A third setup (right) will use a robotic interface to provide kinesthetic input and track motion and force output while subjects perform visually-guided movement tasks. Lastly, we use the fMRI technique (using the 4T facility at the Robarts Research Institute) to explore the human neurophysiology of eye-hand coordination.
Neurophysiology of eye-arm coordination laboratory
Equipment and manufacturers:
Real-time limb motion tracking system, Skill Technologies Inc., Polhemus motion tracking
F/T force torque transducer, Assurance Technologies Inc.
BiStim Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation system, The Magstim Co. Ltd.
Phantom™ Robotic interface, SensAble Technologies
Eyelink II Eyetracking system, SR Research, Inc.
Surface electromyography system, Delsys, Inc.
High resolution industrial touch panel, Touch Controls, Inc.
With a lot of help from Matlab (Mathworks, Inc.), Bak Electronics, National Instruments, and FHC, Inc.