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"Investigating different control interfaces for motor learning" (Ethics ref: R52931.RE001)


We are investigating how people learn a motor task using different control interfaces.  For this study, we will be comparing control interfaces such as gaming controllers to direct recording of muscle activity using surface electromyography (EMG).

We are looking for healthy volunteers, aged 18-35 and 45-85, to take part in a in a behavioural study investigating motor learning. You would be asked to learn a simple motor task.  To take part, you need to be right handed, in good health, with a good comprehension of English.

This study will take place at the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA) at the Warneford Hospital or the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI (FMRIB) at the John Radcliffe Hospital for up to 6 study sessions.  Each session would take about 2 hours of your time.  Sessions may be spread over a number of weeks.

If you are interested in taking part or would like more information on the study, please contact

There is no obligation to take part in this study.  Participants will be compensated for their time.



Study Title: Investigating different control interfaces for motor learning

Study Ethics Reference: R52931.RE001

Study Researcher: Emily Hinson (