No Clowning Around

February 28, 2014

Juggling may sound like mere entertainment, but a study led by Associate Professor, Noah Cowan, has used this circus skill to gather critical clues about how vision and the sense of touch help control the way humans and animals move their limbs in a repetitive way, such as in running. The findings eventually may aid in the treatment of people with neurological diseases and could lead to prosthetic limbs and robots that move more efficiently.

The study was published online by the Journal of Neurophysiology and is the cover article in the journal’s March 2014 print edition.

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