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.
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
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