Sensorimotor Neuroscience Laboratory, York University

Projects

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

Laboratories:

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 ElectronicsNational Instruments, and FHC, Inc.