The Neural Basis of Reorienting Eye-Hand Coordination

Eye-Hand Coordination allows humans to manipulate objects, interact with other individuals, and shape the environment. Nevertheless, the dedicated resources in the human brain are still unclear. This project aims at understanding how the human brain is capable to online exploit the continuous flow of visual information to adapt movements to changing environmental conditions. I used transcranial magnetic stimulation (to interact with brain activity in real time) and motion capture systems (to record movements) in healthy human volunteers, to identify the brain regions implied in online movement recalibration based on visual input. This project will improve the understanding of Eye-Hand Coordination and will constitute a solid base for rehabilitation.