Cognitive resources required for the planning and online control of fine object manipulation

Cognitive resources required for the planning and online control of fine object manipulation

Investigators : Erwan Guillery, Jean-Louis Thonnard, André Mouraux, Valery Legrain.

In everyday life, object manipulation is among the most common tasks we perform and is usually performed concurrently to the execution of cognitive tasks. In athis project, we study the mental resources required for the planning and online control of fine upper-limb movement. Specifically, we use a novel motor-cognitive dual-task paradigm to examine the influence of a cognitive task on the different aspects of precision grip in elders and in patients presenting with a peripheral or central lesion of the nervous system.