The NeuroMotor Control Laboratory at the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Biomedical Engineering seeks to understand how the brain uses sensory information to optimize the control of motion of the arms and hands.  Learn more below. 


Current Projects


Mechanisms of trial-by-trial error correction during goal-directed movement

The NMCL is investigating how the brain uses explicit and implicit sensorimotor memories to shape future movements.

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Addressing arm non-use during early recovery from stroke

The NMCL is designing wearable technology to help break cycles of non-use to upper-extremity limbs negatively affected by stroke. 

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Learning and re-learning dextrous object manipulation and control

Investigators at the NeuroMotor Control Laboratory are working to develop intelligent, low-cost, portable technologies that can help improve accuracy and coordination of arm, hand and finger movements for individuals with sensorimotor impairments. 

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Enhancing control of upper extremity movements post-stroke

The NMCL is looking to understand how the stroke-injured brain controls upper extremity movements after stroke and will use that knowledge to develop "sensory augmentation" technologies to enhance reach and object manipulation with the more-affected extremity. 

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Within movement error correction processes

The NMCL is using behavioral results and neural imaging techniques to investigate the subconscious detection and correction of errors made during complex movement. 

Learn more about Movement Error Correction