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Prof. Francisco Valero-Cuevas
Brain-Body Dynamics Lab
Please visit our new website at http://valerolab.org

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Abstracts:

  • Arnold S, Chu E, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "A Performance Comparison between TRPO and CEM for Deep Reinforcement Learning." Southern California Machine Learning Symposium, Pasadena CA, November 18, 2016.
  • Ko N, Laine CM, Fisher BE, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Dynamic fingertip force variability in individuals with ParkinsonŐs disease." Hand Rehabilitation Section, American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA, Feb 17-20, 2016.
  • Lawrence EL, Nagamori A, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Finley JM.
    "Prolonged immobilization and unloading leads to profound and long-lasting changes in spinal excitability." Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, November 15-19, 2014.
  • Lawrence EL, Lyle MA, Werner I, Krenn O, Lorenzi D, Kernbeiss S, Gondolatsch B, Frontull V, Zarfl M, Posch M, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Participation in elite sports improves neuromuscular control as detected by the Lower Extremity Strength-Dexterity Test." Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 9-13, 2013.
  • Ko N*, Lawrence EL*, Dayanidhi S*, Hu W, DiConti A, Lerner J, Winstein CW, Requejo P, Fisher B, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "The Strength-Dexterity test can detect differences in dynamic control of fingertip forces between individuals with Parkinson's disease and non-disabled older adults." Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 9-13, 2013. *denotes equal contribution
  • Rocamora JM, Niu CM, Buchli J, Sanger TD, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Physiologically-based control of a robotic tendon-driven system." Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 9-13, 2013.
  • Babikian S, Kanso E, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Pre-tensioning of musculotendons is necessary to achieve finger postures and slow finger motions." Proceedings of the 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 9-13, 2013.
  • Reyes A, Lawrence EL, Babikian S, Liu CY, Heck CN, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Spectral activity of cortical activity during manipulation of unstable objects revels task-dependent spatiotemporal features." Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 9-13, 2013.
  • Kurse MU, Schmidt M, Lipson H, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Extracting mathematical models defining index finger kinematics using symbolic regression. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, April 10th, 2010.
  • Kurse MU, Valero-Cuevas FJ., Lipson H.
    Estimating the Topology of the Extensor Mechanism of the Human Finger. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, April 5th, 2010.
  • Rácz, K, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Motion and force are not controlled independently in multi-finger manipulation tasks." 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  • Kutch JJ, Kurse MU, Valero-Cuevas FJ
    "Muscle redundancy does not imply robustness to muscle dysfunction" 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego CA, November 2010.
  • Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ
    "Obtaining complete solution sets for neuromuscular models", ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Naples, FL, June 2010.
  • Kutch JJ, Kurse MU, Hoffmann H, Kuo AD, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Muscle synergies may be artifacts of biomechanics rather than neural constraints, and are not necessary to simplify control", 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago IL, October 2009.
  • Rácz, K, Inouye J, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "The spatio-temporal structure of force variability in static grasp suggests a continually active neural controller." Summer Bioengineering Conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Naples, FL, 2010.
  • Kuxhaus LC, Valero-Cuevas FJ, and Roach SS.
    Effect of simulated low ulnar nerve palsy on the 3D force production capabilities of the thumb.
    Upstate Medical University Alumni Day, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2003.
  • Santos VJ and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Stochastic analysis of anatomical data suggests three characteristic types of thumb kinematics.
    Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Key Biscayne, FL. 2003.
  • Venkadesan M, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Guckenheimer JM.
    The dynamic sensorimotor regulation of fingertip force vectors is independent of hand strength.
    33th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. New Orleans, LA, 2003.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Venkadesan, M, Talati, A Hirsch J.
    How networks of cortical activity adapt in response to changes in the type and quality of sensory input during dynamic precision pinch.
    32th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Orlando, FL, 2002.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Burgar CG, Johanson ME, Zajac FE.
    Scaling of muscle activation patterns during generation of isometric fingertip forces.
    28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Los Angeles, CA, 1998.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Burgar C, Zajac FE, Hentz VR, McGill KC, An KN.
    Muscle coordination during maximal index-finger ad-abduction forces.
    Abstracts V. I, 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC., 1996.


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