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Dimitriou Laboratory

Research project The focus of this research project is to (i) determine whether the independent control of muscle spindle receptors is an integral feature of motor learning, and (ii) determine the advantages of such control for sensorimotor performance.

To achieve the goals of this project we use several neurophysiological techniques, including microneurography to record from single mechanoreceptor afferents of humans performing voluntary movements in fundamental sensorimotor contexts. A bimanual robotic manipulandum fitted with a virtual reality interface is used for investigating behavioral implications of the neural findings, such as in terms of reflex motor behavior and proprioceptive acuity.

Head of project

Michael Dimitriou
Research fellow

Project overview

Project period:

Start date: 2017-01-02

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine