Mondays at 3pm via zoom
Dr. Ella Striem-Amit
Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
Sensorimotor -independent brain representations in association cortices
How flexible are association cortices? I will present a series of fMRI experiments addressing this question by investigating individuals born without hands, who use their feet as effectors to perform everyday actions. These results suggest that computations in association cortices are abstracted from visuomotor features and experience, similarly to the visual -independence of the association networks in people born blind, highlighting these regions’ ability to compensate for experience in any specific modality. These findings also open new avenues to utilize effector-independence in the action system for motor rehabilitation.
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