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David J. Ostry

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Contact Information:


Office: 2001 McGill College, 709
Phone: 514.398.6111


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Department of Psychology
2001 McGill College, 7th floor
Montreal, QC
H3A 1G1


David J. Ostry

Research Areas:

Behavioural Neuroscience | Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience

Research Summary:

Prof. Ostry's research focuses on understanding the biological mechanisms of voluntary movement and deals equally with speech production and human arm motion. We use mathematical models, robots and behavioral and physiological techniques to assess motor function and the characteristics of motor learning. The overall goals are to understand the interplay of sensory and motor function and most recently, to understand how motor learning and adaptation affects sensory function in speech and limb movement.

Selected References:

van Vugt FT, Ostry DJ (2018) Structure and acquisition of sensorimotor maps. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30, 290-306.

Ostry DJ, Gribble PL (2016) Sensory plasticity in human motor learning. Trends in Neuroscience, 39, 114-123.

Lametti DR, Nasir SM, Ostry DJ (2012) Sensory preference in speech production revealed by simultaneous alteration of auditory and somatosensory feedback. Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 9351-9358.

Vahdat S, Darainy M, Milner TE, Ostry DJ. (2011). Functionally specific changes in resting-state sensorimotor networks after motor learning. Journal of Neuroscience, 31,16907-15.

Ostry DJ, Darainy M, Mattar AAG, Wong J, Gribble PL. (2010). Somatosensory plasticity and motor learning. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 5384-5393.

Ito T, Tiede M, Ostry DJ. (2009). Somatosensory function in speech perception. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 106, 1245-1248.

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