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Neural Basis of Movement

This undergraduate course is an introduction to the field of motor control and motor learning. The extensivereading list is designed to thoroughly ground the students in the classical beginnings of the field and then lead them to the forefront of research. The related resourcesallow the students to explore in greater depth specific topics not covered in the class.Surveys general principles and specific examples of motor control in biological systems. Emphasizes the neural mechanisms underlyin...

Start Date: Feb 01, 2003
Cost: Free

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This undergraduate course is an introduction to the field of motor control and motor learning. The extensivereading list is designed to thoroughly ground the students in the classical beginnings of the field and then lead them to the forefront of research. The related resourcesallow the students to explore in greater depth specific topics not covered in the class.Surveys general principles and specific examples of motor control in biological systems. Emphasizes the neural mechanisms underlying different aspects of movement and movement planning. Covers sensory reception, reflex arcs, spinal cord organization, pattern generators, muscle function, locomotion, eye movement, and cognitive aspects of motor control. Functions of central motor structures including cerebellum, basal ganglia, and cerebral cortex considered. Cortical plasticity, motor learning and computational approaches to motor control, and motor disorders are discussed.

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  • Dates: Feb 01, 2003 to May 25, 2003
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Prof. Ann M. Graybiel, Prof. Peter H. Schiller, Prof. Mriganka Sur, Prof. Emilio Bizzi, Prof. Chris Moore
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW

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About MIT OCW: MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

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