An automated behavioral apparatus to combine parameterized reaching and grasping movements in 3D space.

Affiliation

Qiushi Academy for Advanced Studies, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027, China; Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering of Ministry of Education, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027, China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The neural principles underlying reaching and grasping movements have been studied extensively in primates for decades. However, few experimental apparatuses have been developed to enable a flexible combination of reaching and grasping in one task in three-dimensional (3D) space.

Keywords

3D space,Behavioral apparatus,Brain-machine interface,Macaque monkey,Reaching and grasping,