Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Perceptuomotor Integration for Action Observation: Relevance to Rehabilitation in Amputation and Stroke
Lewis Wheaton, Ph.D.
School of Biological Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
Livestream via Zoom
In our everyday lives, we understand the actions we see others through visual perception. Further, whether we are children or adults learning a new skill, we use these perceptions of others to help us learn and improve our own actions. How does the neuromotor system perceive action, and how can this be used to improve lives? From neurons to networks, researchers have been working to unlock how humans perceive action and how those perceptions shape our motor system. This research has made substantial strides in basic science, with emerging translation into various motor learning applications. The goal of this talk is to provide insights into the neural networks involved in perceiving action, how these networks may evaluate crucial details of actions, and how the perceptual system may work to facilitate motor improvements in persons with neural injury.