David J Ostry Motor Control Laboratory McGill University Haskins Laboratories
We are interested in understanding how the brain changes with experience. Our specific focus is on the sensory and motor networks of the human brain, for which we use speech production and voluntary limb movement as experimental models. We use robots in combination with behavioral and physiological techniques to assess motor function and the characteristics of motor learning. Our most recent work deals with the idea that learning does not affect sensory and motor systems in isolation. Rather, motor learning changes sensory systems, and perceptual learning changes movement and motor networks in the brain.