Neural circuits underlying motor skill learning and execution
Tuesday 16 October, Tuesday – 4pm at the Sherrington Library, DPAG/Sherrington Bldg
The Cortex Club is excited to present Bence Ölveczky from Harvard University, who will be talking to us about his research on motor sequence learning. Please join us on October 16th at the Sherrington Library, located in the Sherrington Building of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.
Prof. Bence Ölveczky has kindly agreed to talk to students and staff individually. If you would like to arrange a meeting please contact Lukas Krone (lukas.krone -at- dpag.ox.ac.uk).
I will introduce a motor skill learning paradigm that trains stereotyped complex motor sequences in rodents. By recording and manipulating neural activity in the basal ganglia, motor cortex and thalamus, we delineate the logic by which these circuits work together to promote the acquisition and control of task-specific motor sequences.