Motor Neuroscience Laboratory

Speech Motor Learning Sensory Plasticity Generalization Impedance Control


This set of studies examines the idea that training induced changes to motor and sensory areas of the brain do not occur in isolation. Motor learning changes sensory systems and perceptual learning alters motor function and motor networks in the brain.


Kumar N, van Vugt FT, Ostry DJ (2021) Recognition memory for human motor learning. Curr Biol 31:1678-1686.
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Kumar N, Manning TF, Ostry DJ (2019) Somatosensory cortex participates in the consolidation of human motor memory. PLOS Biol 17(10).
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Ohashi H, Gribble PL, Ostry DJ (2019) Somatosensory cortical excitability changes precede those in motor cortex during human motor learning. J Neurophysiol 122:1397-1405.
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Ostry DJ, Gribble PL (2016) Sensory plasticity in human motor learning. Trends Neurosci 39:114-123.

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Bernardi NF, Darainy M, Ostry DJ (2015) Somatosensory contribution to the early stages of motor skill learning. J Neurosci 35: 14316 -14326.
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Vahdat S, Darainy M, Ostry DJ (2014) Structure of plasticity in human sensory and motor networks due to perceptual learning. J Neurosci 34:2451-63.
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Darainy M, Vahdat S, Ostry DJ (2013) Perceptual learning in sensorimotor adaptation. J Neurophysiol 110: 2152-2162.
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Vahdat S, Darainy M, Milner TE, Ostry DJ (2011) Functionally specific changes in resting-state sensorimotor networks after motor learning. J Neurosci 31:16907-16915.
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Ostry DJ, Darainy M, Mattar AAG, Wong J, Gribble PL (2010) Somatosensory plasticity and motor learning. J Neurosci 30:5384-5393.
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