CNS Seminar

Monday March 11, 2019 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nuo Li, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180

Title: Neural Mechanisms of Volitional Movement

Abstract: The brain plans volitional movements before they are executed. Persistent and ramping activity in frontal cortex anticipates specific movements. This preparatory activity is the neural correlate of a motor plan that instructs future movements. Preparatory activity is distributed across multiple brain regions, but it is unclear which brain areas are involved and how this activity is mediated. My lab studies how neural circuits support preparatory activity and how preparatory activity triggers movement. I will discuss our progress in delineating a distributed motor planning circuit in the mouse.

 

Hosted by: Doris Tsao

Series Computation and Neural Systems Seminar

Contact: Minah Banks at ext. 8975 minah@caltech.edu