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横井 惇: “系列運動の階層的脳内表現”

 

2016年12月02日  Friday Lunch Seminar
12:15 〜 13:00

CiNet 1F Conference Room
“系列運動の階層的脳内表現”
横井 惇

大阪大学大学院
生命機能研究科

日本学術振興会

担当PI : 北澤茂

Abstract:

The hierarchical view of action sequencing, first proposed by Lashley (1951), is supported by a large body of behavioural evidence (e.g., Rosenbaum et al., 1983; Sakai et al., 2003). Yet it remains unclear what the neuronal underpinnings are. In this talk, I will present the results of two functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) experiments in which we used novel multivariate analysis techniques for fMRI data to ask whether and how complex sequences of finger movements are represented over the cortical motor areas in the human brain. The first experiment addresses the question whether there is genuine sequence encoding in primary motor cortex (M1). In the second experiment, I will further discuss how complex sequences are hierarchically encoded in higher order areas, such as premotor, supplementary motor areas, or parietal regions. Finally, I will also discuss possible coexistence of hierarchical and non-hierarchical sequence representation.

 

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The Friday Lunch Seminar is CiNet's main regular meeting series, held every week at 12.15 in the beautiful main lecture theatre on the ground floor at CiNet. The talks are typically 40mins long and orientated towards an inter-disciplinary audience. They are informal, social, and most people bring their own lunch to eat during the talk. They are open to anyone who is feeling curious and wants to come, regardless of where you work.