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Neural Mechanisms of Sensory Integration: Frequency Domain Analysis of Spike and Field Potential Activity During Arm Position Maintenance with and Without Visual Feedback

Abstract Understanding where our bodies are in space is imperative for motor control, particularly for actions such as goal-directed reaching. Multisensory integration is crucial for reducing uncertainty in arm position estimates. This dissertation examines time and frequency-domain correlates of visual-proprioceptive integration during an arm-position maintenance task. Neural recordings were obtained from two different cortical areas as non-human primates performed a center-out reaching task in a virtual reality environment. Following a reach, animals maintained the end-point position of their arm under unimodal (proprioception only) and bimodal (proprioception and vision) conditions. In both areas, time domain and multi-taper spectral analysi... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Vangilder, Paul (Author) / Buneo, Christopher A (Advisor) / Helms-Tillery, Stephen (Committee member) / Santello, Marco (Committee member) / Muthuswamy, Jit (Committee member) / Foldes, Stephen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Neurosciences / Beta Band / LFP / Multisensory integration / Oscillations / Parietal cortex / Reaching
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 214 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Biomedical Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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