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Translational and  Computational Motor Control (TCMC) 2014
an exciting day of movement research in collaboration with ASNR!

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown hotel (map), Renaissance Ballroom, East Salon
Friday November 14, 9am - 6:05 pm
Morning Session (Translational): 9am-noon
Afternoon Session (Computational): 1:15pm-6:50pm

The 2014 meeting will be held at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington DC.  The morning will focus on clinical and translational work while the afternoon will focus on computational issues. We encourage both communities to attend the entire day to facilitate cross-pollination between computational and translational work.   Last year the morning session had an attendance of over 200 and the afternoon session an attendance of about 300.

Abstracts are competitively peer reviewed with the top 6-10 submissions in each session accepted for 22-minute oral presentations (6 minutes of which is reserved for questions). Accepted abstracts will be published as a conference proceedings.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Maurice Smith & John Krakauer

2014 Program outline


9 AM  Plenary Speaker: Hartwig Siebner, Head of Research, Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen University. Non-invasive transcranial brain stimulation can trace causal network interactions underlying action selection.

9:45 AM  Peer-reviewed talks

Artificial manipulation of human motor memories
Daichi Nozaki, Atsushi Yokoi, Takahiro Kimura, Masaya Hirashima, Jean-Jacques Obran de-Xivry

Characterizing proprioceptive recovery after stroke using robotics
Jennifer Semrau, Troy Herter, Stephen Scott, Sean Dukelow

Long-term retention of “short-term” motor learning: Effects of age and stroke
Erin Vasudevan, Rachel Snyder, Danica Tan

→ Coffee Break

Saccadic hypometria is compensation for and not a primary symptom of disease
Pavan Vaswani, Thomas Crawford, Jennifer Wright, Howard Lederman, Reza Shadmehr

The dorsolateral striatum constrains the execution of motor habits through continuous integration of contextual and kinematic information.
Pavel Rueda-Orozco, David Robbe

Cerebellar damage reduces the stability of motor memories
Alkis Hadjiosif, Sarah Criscimagna-Hemminger, Tricia Gibo, Allison Okamura,  Reza Shadmehr, Amy Bastian, Maurice Smith

→ Δ 12:15 PM - Lunch Break


1:30 PM  Peer-reviewed talks

Motor Learning by Sequential Sampling of Actions
Adrian Haith, John Krakauer

Movement chunking as locally optimal control
Pavan Ramkumar, Daniel Acuna, Scott Grafton, Robert Turner, Konrad Kording

Active sensing in the categorization of visual patterns
Scott Cheng-Hsin Yang, Máté Lengyel, Daniel Wolpert

Enhancement of motor skill memory through reconsolidation
Nicholas Wymbs, Amy Bastian, Pablo Celnik

→ Coffee Break

Cerebellar degeneration disrupts adaptation and strategy use in sensorimotor learning
Peter Butcher, John Krakauer, Sheng-Han Kuo, David Rydz, Richard Ivry, Jordan Taylor

Implicit Adaptation via Visual Error Clamp
John Ryan Morehead, Jordan Taylor, Darius Parvin, Elizabeth Marrone, Richard Ivry

Distinct forms of implicit learning that respond differentially to performance errors and sensory prediction errors
Yohsuke Miyamoto, Shengxin Wang, Andrew Brennan, Maurice Smith

→ Coffee Break

Two ways to save a newly learned walking pattern
Ryan Roemmich, Amy Bastian

The neural coding of action in the Purkinje cells of the cerebellum
David Herzfeld, Yoshiko Kojima, Robijanto Soetedjo, Reza Shadmehr

The neural dynamics of dynamic decisions
Jean-Francois Cabana, David Thura, Paul Cisek

5:45 PM  Amir Karniel Memorial and Memorial Lecture
Adaptation to Delay while Playing Pong: Time or State Representation
Romy Bakker, Jemina Fasola, Guy Avraham, Raz Leib

6:15 PM  Plenary Speaker: Kathleen Cullen, McGill University. The neural encoding of vestibular information during natural self-motion.