TB9 B&B Summary; Brain mechanisms of Action & Decision

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  • B&B TB9; Brain mechanisms of action and decision
    • Lecture 1; How do we make a movement?
      • Upper v.s lower motor-neurones
        • Syndromes of...
      • Postural v.s rhythmic movements
      • Descending pathways that regulate and effect motion
      • Central pattern generators (walking, swimming, rhythmic actions)
      • Primary motor cortex and motor homunculus
      • The hierarchy of cortical mechanisms for motor action
      • Clinical concepts
        • Hemiplegia
        • Dyspraxia
        • Chorea
        • Ballismus
    • Lecture 2; How do we control a movement
      • Postural v.s intentional movement control
      • Reflexes
        • Cortical
        • Spinal
      • Re-entrant circuits
      • Intent v.s monitering of actual motion
      • The consequences of different levels of control
      • Tremor
      • Cerebellar ataxia, cerebellar tremor
      • Parkinsons
    • Lecture 3; How do we decide to act?
      • Executive control
        • Imaging evidence of executive control brain areas
        • Clinical evidence of executive brain control areas
      • Inhibition and disinhibition
      • Wisconsin card sorting task
      • Inappropriate behaviour and risk taking
      • Conflict monitering model
      • The stroop task
    • Lecture 4; Motor function and cognition
      • Goals
        • Goal directed behaviour
        • Goal selection
      • Manual dexterity, the role of the hand in evolution
      • Acquisition of motor skills
        • Role of the cerebellum
      • Motor plasticity
        • Cortical lesions
        • Rehabilitation
      • Knowing 'what', knowing 'how'
      • Cognitive problems & parkinsons
    • Tutorial; Clinical cases of motor control dysfunction

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