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The aim of the research will be exploring how motor awareness/intention and subjects’ motivation in performing a specific visuomotor experimental task can modulate learning abilities and, in general, the plasticity of the central nervous system. The study will initially involve healthy volunteers, but, in a later stage, it will include the participation of patients showing left neglect (i.e. a representational deficit of the left side of the patient’s egocentric space, following a damage of the right hemisphere; Halligan, Marshall 1991). The experiment will employ neuropsychological and electrophysiological measures of behaviour to investigate the effect of motor awareness/intention on prismatic adaptation (PA; Rossetti et al. 1998). More specifically, it will be investigated whether motor awareness/intention and motivation to perform different visuomotor tasks modulate the amount of observed PA.
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The call (n. rep. 859), the requirements and how to apply are available at the following address: https://www.serviziweb.unito.it/albo_ateneo/
qualifications and interview (in Turin) - Dates and venues of the interviews are published on the website of the University of Turin at the official notice board (https://www.serviziweb.unito.it/albo_ateneo/) by the date of the deadline
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