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2015 Program - Friday October 16, 2015

Plenary talks:

Jose Carmena (UC Berkeley), Jörn Diedrichsen (UCL), Laurel Buxbaum (Albert Einstein), & Bence Ölveczky (Harvard)


9 AM  Plenary Speaker: Laurel Buxbaum, Moss Rehabiliation Hospital. What parietal apraxia reveals about the brain's two action systems

9:35 AM  Peer-reviewed talks

LTP-like plasticity in M1 reflects reinforcement mechanism of motor learning
Shintaro Uehara, Firas Mawase, Pablo Celnik

Intracellular responses induced by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Mary Sorrell, Jineta Banerjee, Pablo Celnik, Galit Pelled

It’s all uphill from here: incline split-belt walking increases locomotor learning post-stroke
Carly Sombric, Dulce Mariscal, Jonathan Calvert, Pablo Iturralde, Gelsy Torres-Oviedo

→ Coffee Break

Impaired executive organization of visual search contributes to abnormal cognitive motor control
Tarkeshwar Singh, Christopher Perry, Sarah Tryon, Angela Ross, Troy Herter

Fine finger control and strength recover after stroke along a time-invariant impairment function
Jing Xu, Ejaz Naveed, Hertler Benjamin, Branscheidt Meret, Widmer Mario, Kim Nathan, Harran Michelle, Cortes Juan, Faria Andreia

11:40 AM  Plenary Speaker: Bence Ölveczky, Harvard University. Motor cortex as a ‘tutor’ for the striatum during motor skill learning

→ Δ 12:15 PM - Lunch Break


1:30 PM  Plenary Speaker: Jose Carmena, University of California, Berkeley. Large-Scale Neural Circuit Dynamics During Neuroprosthetic Skill Learning

2:05 PM  Peer-reviewed talks

Extinction following motor adaptation uncovers a memory that is fully retained after 24 hours
Andrew Brennan, Maurice Smith

Distinct timescales of cortical reorganization in a long-term learning task
Xiao Zhou, Rex Tien, Steven Chase

Identifying the fast and slow adaptive processes in sensorimotor learning
Scott Albert, Reza Shadmehr

→ Coffee Break

The effects of movement history on aiming direction depend upon the urgency to move
Welber Marinovic, Eugene Poh, Hesam Alavi, Aymar de Rugy, Timothy Carroll

The crucial role of success-related reward signals in use-dependent learning
Firas Mawase, Shintaro Uehara, Amy Bastian, Pablo Celnik

Robust Use-Dependent Learning in Arm Movements
Amarpreet Bains, Nicolas Schweighofer

Learning or not? Mechanisms of error correction during walking
Ryan Roemmich, Andrew Long, Amy Bastian

Special Mini-Presentation: Best Project from the 2015 Summer School in Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience (CoSMo 2015)

→ Coffee Break

The Role of Action Observation in Motor Memory Formation and Retention across Multiple Days
Vynn Huh, Kurt Thoroughman

Effort, reward, and vigor in decision-making and motor control
Reza Shadmehr, Helen Huang, Alaa Ahmed

Visuomotor map determines how visually guided reaching movements are corrected
Takuji Hayashi, Atsushi Yokoi, Masaya Hirashima, Daichi Nozaki

6:15 PM  Plenary Speaker: Jörn Diedrichsen, Western University, Ontario. The cortical hierarchy of motor representations: Decoding the building blocks of motor skill