Unravelling the neural bases of the diverse capability of the grasping hand [ 2016 - 2021 ]

Research Grant

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Brief description This project aims to unravel how the brain guides the hand to interact with objects in diverse ways, a topic that is poorly understood. We will use fMRI to find active brain areas during object grasps, & then use non-invasive brain stimulation to briefly “shut off” some of these areas, & then identify changes in grasping & previously active brain areas. Insight from this project on the neural bases of diverse hand-object interactions will speed up important work aimed at improving hand function.

Funding Amount $AUD 418,342.33

Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships

Notes CJ Martin Biomedical ECF

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