Annual Sackler Lecture: Deconstructing circuits for motor behavior
Friday, March 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Attend the Annual Sackler Public Lecture presented by Thomas Jessell (NAS/IOM), Columbia University
This lecture is free and open to the public (reservations are required) and is presented in conjunction with the Sackler Colloquium Epigenetic changes in the developing brain: Effects on behavior being held March 28-29 in Washington D.C.
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Deconstructing circuits for motor behavior
Thomas M. Jessell, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University, New York, NY
The planning and execution of limb movement constitutes a particularly challenging task for the mammalian central nervous system, requiring the concerted action of local spinal networks, descending commands and sensory feedback. The strategies and circuits used to coordinate these convergent pathways remain poorly understood. This talk will illustrate the role of presynaptic inhibition at sensory-motor synapses as one example of circuit deconstruction in the context of motor behavior, assessed through a combination of genetics, physiology, anatomy and theory.