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Human motor skills are remarkably complex because they require coordinating many muscles acting on many joints. A widely held, but controversial, hypothesis in neuroscience is that the nervous system simplifies learning and control using a modular architecture, based on modules called synergies. Previous evidence for modularity had been indirect, based on statistical regularities in the […]
March 23, 2013
Professor Doug James has been awarded a Technical Achievement Award at this year’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. James and his colleagues were recognized for their work in inventing Wavelet Turbulence software, a tool that makes it easier […]
February 25, 2013
Dr. Dinesh Pai received the 2012 UBC Killam Research Prize. Every year, up to ten UBC Killam Research Prizes are awarded to top campus researchers. This prize is awarded to faculty members from all fields of research in recognition of their outstanding […]