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Workshop: ‘Neural mechanisms linking action and perception’ (July 25 Mon.)

 

Five distinguished speakers will tell us about their exciting works related to action and/or perception, from different viewpoints (daily situations, laboratory experiments) and methodologies (behavior, neuroimaging, single-unit recordings).

Monday 25th July, 13:00-17:30
at Conference Room, CiNet Bldg.  (1-4, Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka, 565-0871 Japan)

Sponsor :  Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet)

Co-Sponsors :  “The Science of Mental Time” & “Understanding brain plasticity on body representations to promote their adaptive functions”, MEXT Kakenhi Innovative Areas

Language :  English

Program:
13:00~13:50
Dr. Arko Gohsh (ETH, Switzerland)
“Neuronal control of the thumb in touchscreen users”

13:50~14:40
Dr. Tamami Nakano (Osaka University/CiNet, Japan)
“The functional and neural mechanisms of spontaneous eyeblinks”

Break (20 min)

15:00~15:50
Dr. David Thura (University of Montreal)
“The basal ganglia do not select reach targets but control the urgency of commitment”

15:50~16:40
Dr. Motoaki Uchimura (Osaka University/CiNet, Japan)
“Behavioral and neural evidence for the  background coordinate”

16:40~17:30
Dr. Flavia Filimon (Max Planck Institute for Human Development)
“Motor and cognitive functions of the parietal lobe”