Visuo-Motor Interactions in the Human Brain

Visuo-Motor integration is the ability to organize visual input and motor output. It is crucial for efficiently interacting with the environment. Nevertheless, the reciprocal role of visual and motor mechanisms at the neural level is still unclear. Building on recent bio-computational models, this project aims at unraveling how the human brain uses the visual input (vision) to control motor output (movements).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 obtain fine-tuned measurements of brain-behavior correlations. This project will improve the understanding of Visuo-Motor integration mechanisms, constituting a solid base for rehabilitation.