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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The Role of M1 Leg Area in Volitional and Stereotyped Control of the Lower Limb
Principal Investigator:

David Borton

Location: Providence, RI
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2018 - October 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $350,250
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


In the healthy nervous system, the development of intention and motor execution is a dynamic and highly distributed process that originates in the brain. The intended action is transmitted along the axonal super highway to smart circuits in the spinal cord that transform the descending command into coordinated patterns of muscle activation. While much is understood regarding the control strategies the brain uses to drive upper limb movements, relatively little is known about the central control...

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