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2012 Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research

Principal Investigator:
  • Stephen Scott, Queen's University
  • Barbara Turnbull Foundation

Project Overview

Dr. Scott and his research team focus on how feedback to the primary motor cortex, which is a key region in the brain for voluntary control, interacts with spinal activity. This will enable them to understand how sensory feedback from the limb (and vision) is essential while performing voluntary motor skills, such as reaching and grasping a cup or other objects in the world. This knowledge will also bring insights into the impact of neurological disorders, such as stroke, on brain function and motor performance.