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New brain research reveals that motor neurons adjust to control tasks


April 18, 2017

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New research from Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering and the University of Pittsburgh reveals that motor cortical neurons optimally adjust how they encode movements in a task-specific manner. The findings enhance the understanding of how the brain controls movement and have the potential to improve the performance and reliability of brain-machine interfaces, or neural prosthetics, that assist paralyzed patients and amputees.Full Story

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College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

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