Biomechanics and neural control of movement, 20years later: what have we learned and what has changed? Academic Article uri icon


  • We summarize content from the opening thematic session of the 20th anniversary meeting for Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement (BANCOM). Scientific discoveries from the past 20years of research are covered, highlighting the impacts of rapid technological, computational, and financial growth on motor control research. We discuss spinal-level communication mechanisms, relationships between muscle structure and function, and direct cortical movement representations that can be decoded in the control of neuroprostheses. In addition to summarizing the rich scientific ideas shared during the session, we reflect on research infrastructure and capacity that contributed to progress in the field, and outline unresolved issues and remaining open questions.

published proceedings

  • J Neuroeng Rehabil

altmetric score

  • 36.7

author list (cited authors)

  • Nordin, A. D., Rymer, W. Z., Biewener, A. A., Schwartz, A. B., Chen, D., & Horak, F. B.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Nordin, Andrew D||Rymer, William Z||Biewener, Andrew A||Schwartz, Andrew B||Chen, Daofen||Horak, Fay B

publication date

  • January 2017