Archive of Events
Sep 13, 2018 12:00:00 PM
End: Sep 13, 2018 1:00:00 PM
Host: Emily Reader-Harris, Research Fellow, SWC
Sep 18, 2018 12:00:00 PM
End: Sep 18, 2018 1:00:00 PM
Host: Professor Tom Mrisc-Flogel, Director, SWC
Talk Title: Neural circuits of dexterity
Abstract: Dexterous movements serve the major functions of the brain, perception and manipulation of the world. Considering the range of possible actions and the complexity of musculoskeletal arrangements, control of the hand is an amazing achievement of the nervous system. Dexterous behavior involves understanding objects in the world, developing appropriate plans, converting those plans into appropriate motor commands, and adaptively reacting to feedback. The myriad of these underlying operations is likely performed by a diverse set of neural circuits. By combining anatomy, physiology, and specific (genetic and temporal) manipulations, my lab hopes to identify and understand the neural elements responsible for dexterous motor control. Currently, we focus on the role of the cortico-cerebellar loop in a skilled reach-grab-eat task in the rodent.
Sep 21, 2018 3:00:00 PM
End: Sep 21, 2018 6:00:00 PM
This September the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre's Systems Seminars series will once again be hosting its annual Symposium, this year entitled Cross-species conversations: Integrating findings across nervous systems.
Sep 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM
End: Sep 27, 2018 1:00:00 PM
Host: Professor Tom Otis, Chief Scientific Officer