Neural Control of Human Movement

DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)
Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences
April 21, 2011

Amy Bastian
Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Movement of the human body is incredibly complex—over 600 muscles control the motions of limbs, trunk, head, and eyes. Yet, in health, the nervous system accomplishes this with incredible precision and speed, and in a remarkably effortless manner. Bastian will discuss research in her laboratory addressing some of the challenges that the human nervous faces in movement control, how it overcomes them, and the effects of specific types of brain damage. Amy Bastian is the Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an Associate Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. (View more information about this event.)

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