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While sensorimotor adaptation to prisms that displace the visual field takes minutes, adapting to an inversion of the visual field takes weeks. In spite of a long history of the study, the basis of this profound difference remains poorly understood. Here, we describe the computational issue that underpins this phenomenon and presents experiments designed to(More)
Information about the world is often encoded in the brain as topographic maps. These internal representations are not always static but can have a dynamic nature, allowing for constant adjustments that depend on factors like experience or injury. Recently, it has been shown that areas involved in visuomotor transformations also show topographical(More)
Visuomotor adaptation is often driven by error-based (EB) learning in which signed errors update motor commands. There are, however, visuomotor tasks where signed errors are unavailable or cannot be mapped onto appropriate motor command changes, rendering EB learning ineffective; and yet, healthy subjects can learn in these EB learning-free conditions.(More)
Gender differences have been shown across many domains, and motor skills are no exception. One of the most robust findings is a significant sex difference in throwing accuracy, which reflects the advantage of men in targeting abilities. However, little is known about the basis of this difference. To try to dissect possible mechanisms involved in this(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. An experimental model of this disease is produced in nonhuman primates by the administration of the neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP). In this work, we put forward a new quantitative evaluation method that uses video recordings to measure the displacement,(More)
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease, resulting from deterioration of the substantia nigra which in turn leads to a decrease of dopamine levels in the striatum. Clinically the syndrome is characterized by motor alterations that are treated by the oral administration of levodopa. However, this treatment typically loses efficacy over time and(More)
The control problem studied here is schematized in Supplementary Figure 1 and works as follows: the agent is presented with a visual target presented on a fixed 2D plane. Given the perceived location of the target the agent must then try to touch it. To keep the simulations simple, the attempt to strike the target is open loop (i.e. the agent is not able to(More)
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