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Elizabeth Torres is a Rutgers' Professor of Psychology as well as part of Rutgers Center of Cognitive Sciences. Her area of focus is Cognitive Psychology. Her lab studies how people move in connection to how they think.They use the signals from the Peripheral Nervous Systems to Understand the Central Nervous System. All motions, intended, spontaneous, automatic and autonomic, are inherently variable. They study the signatures of such variability, as they provide a proxy of our mental spaces, our decisions and intentions. Over the years they have modeled complex behaviors and designed digital biomarkers of nervous systems disorders to enable automatic and non-invasive tracking of treatments outcomes. They combine research, technology and clinical criteria to develop and deploy interactive and co-adaptive interfaces that enable functional autonomy and a sense of self-agency. Their work offers new objective metrics of quality of life. The main goal of their lab is to understand sensory-motor processes in order to design sensory-motor driven therapies that help the brain heal itself. 
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