Dynamic Neuronal Circuits in Motor Behavior


Monday, February 18, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (All day)


OIST Main Campus, Seminar Room C209


Among the numerous functions performed by the brain, creating precise, efficient movements is the most fundamental one without which no behavior could be expressed. The importance of motor control is accentuated by the fact that multiple distinct brain systems are involved in it, and thus understanding the neuronal codes leading to the skilled animal or human movements critically depends on researching the systems in a synergistic manner. 

The workshop brings together established scientists and rising leaders from computational, systemic neuroscience and behavioural fields, to explore and portray the various aspects and constraints of animal movement and the neuronal circuits underlying their execution. The three days will comprise of talks, poster presentations as well as more free-form discussion sessions aiming to foster collaboration.

Invited faculty:

  • Abigail Person, UC Denver
  • Albert Chen, NTU Singapore
  • Daniel Huber, U Geneva
  • Claire Wyart, ICM
  • Philippe Isope, U. Strasbourg
  • Eric Lang, NYU
  • Hong Yu Wong, U Tübingen
  • Kamran Khodakhah, AECOM
  • Laure Rondi-Reig, CNRS-Sorbonne U 
  • Megan Carey, Champalimaud
  • Sho Aoki, Salk
  • Rieko Osu, Waseda U
  • Shigeru Kitazawa, U Osaka


Marylka Yoe Uusisaari, Aleksandra Badura, Erik De Schutter

For all further information please check out the workshop's website.   

OIST is deeply committed to the advancement of women in science, in Japan and worldwide. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.​

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Sponsor or Contact: 
Neuronal Rhythms in Movement Unit (Marylka Yoe Uusisaari)
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Application Deadline

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (All day)

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