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Eberhard Fetz
Seattle Campus

Motor Learning: Cellular and Network Mechanisms

Five-week mini-course reviews the current state of research on cellular and network mechanisms of motor learning. After an introductory overview of behavioral and physiological examples of motor learning in various species and systems, students choose specific topics for discussion, using the primary literature as a source. Offered: jointly with P BIO 554.

Class description

Topics include cerebral, cerebellar and spinal mechanisms of motor adaptation, neural plasticity and recovery of function, skill learning and brain-computer interfaces.

Student learning goals

Understand current research in motor learning and neural plasticity

Experience in accessing information in primary literature

Experience presenting research material

General method of instruction

Student presentation of reseach topics

Recommended preparation

Preferred prerequisite NeuBeh 502 and 503. Otherwise contact instructors for permission.

Class assignments and grading

Participate in readings and discussions Present and lead discussion of one or more topics

Presentation and participation

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Eberhard Fetz
Date: 12/11/2012