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Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2024, 5(3); doi: 10.25236/AJMHS.2024.050303.

Sensory-motor coupling and its neural mechanisms


Wang Yue, Zheng Chenhao

Corresponding Author:
Wang Yue

Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China


When humans perform sensorimotor tasks, such as practicing a violin piece, it leads to a strong coupling between the sensory cortex and the motor cortex, and this connection and integration between the sensory and motor systems is called sensory-motor coupling. In this paper, we systematically review the concept, manifestations and neural mechanisms of sensory-motor coupling, and review the relevant researches, and find that there is a bidirectional relationship between sensory coding and motor coding, and this coupling between sensory system and motor system has a wide range of manifestations in nature and human society, and there is research evidence at the neural level. Future research should further explore: (1) the association between sensory-motor coupling in audio-visual channels; and (2) channel-based differences in sensory-motor coupling.


Sensory-motor coupling; Neural mechanisms; Rhythm perception

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Wang Yue, Zheng Chenhao. Sensory-motor coupling and its neural mechanisms. Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences (2024), Vol. 5, Issue 3: 12-16. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMHS.2024.050303.


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