Somatosensation: an overlooked sense in motor learning
Most people can localise their hand with their eyes closed. Despite the omnipresence of this somatosensation, scientific theories on motor learning are based on learning from manipulated visual information. van Mastrigt will study the role of somatosensory feedback in motor learning.
Van Mastrigt received her PhD from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on December 23, 2023.
Thanks to this grant these young researchers can do their research at a foreign institute that offers the best environment for their research. The size of the grant depends on the destination chosen and the duration of the stay. Each year, NWO and ZonMw can fund about 60 young researchers for a total amount of 7 million euros allocated over three rounds. The awards in this news item concern the second round of 2023.