Main Lab Location：CiNet (Main bldg.)
Mailing Address：1-4 Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan
Email：hira at nict.go.jp
The human musculoskeletal system consists of a number of muscles and joints. I investigate the mechanism of how our brain controls such a complex and redundant system; by means of psychophysical experiment, biomechanical analysis, and neural-network simulation that incorporate realistic mechanical properties of the musculoskeletal system. I aim to develop efficient motor learning protocols for the field of sports and rehabilitation that are based on the intrinsic nature of our nervous system.
Hirashima M, Nozaki D. Learning with slight forgetting optimizes sensorimotor transformation in redundant motor systems.
PLoS Computational Biology.8(6):e1002590, 2012.
Hirashima M, Nozaki D. Distinct motor plans form and retrieve distinct motor memories for physically identical movements.
Current Biology. 22(5):432-436, 2012.
Hirashima M, Yamane K, Nakamura Y, Ohtsuki T. Kinetic chain of overarm throwing in terms of joint rotations revealed by
induced acceleration analysis. Journal of Biomechanics. 41 (13):2874-2883, 2008.