BCS Colloquium on the Brain and Cognition featuring Silvia Arber, Ph.D.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Building 46, Singleton Auditorium (46-3002)
43 VASSAR ST, Cambridge, MA 02139
Hans-Lukas Teuber Lecture: Circuit Solutions for Programming Actions
Movement is the behavioral output of the nervous system. Animals carry out an enormous repertoire of distinct actions, spanning from seemingly simple repetitive tasks like walking to more complex movements such as forelimb manipulation tasks. This lecture will focus on recent work elucidating the organization and function of neuronal circuits at the core of choosing, maintaining, adjusting and terminating distinct motor behaviors. It will show that dedicated circuit modules within different brainstem nuclei and their interactions in the motor system play key roles in action diversification.
Biozentrum, University of Basel
Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland