Institute of Neuroscience

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IoN Seminar: Diversified spinal and brain circuits for locomotor behaviour

Professor Ole Kiehn, Karolinska Institutet and University of Copenhagen

Date/Time: 04 January 2018, 15:00-16:00

Venue: Colin Ingram Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, The Medical School

The capacity for movement is at the center of most behaviors. Of movements, locomotion is one of the most fundamental. It requires complex coordination, temporal alteration and dynamic control. This lecture will focus on recent work that has elucidated the functional diversification of locomotor circuits needed to perform these roles. It will show that spinal locomotor networks are composed of molecularly defined circuit modules adapted to produce changes in timing and coordination of locomotion and also address the role of designated brainstem circuits involved in gating or context-dependent selection of the motor behavior.

Host: Demetris Soteropoulos