Colloquium - Using virtual reality to study brain mechanisms underlying multisensory integration during skilled grasp

01/29/2019

16.00 - 17.00

MF, D-665

Colloquium - Using virtual reality to study brain mechanisms underlying multisensory integration during skilled grasp

Prof. Marco Davare

Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences

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Grasping and manipulating objects with high dexterity requires the brain to extract useful information from several sensory channels, in particular vision and touch. The integration of multiple sensory sources that convey signals to the brain at different times during movement is a major challenge for the motor system. In a series of behavioural and TMS experiments, I’ll show how the brain integrates multisensory information into short term sensorimotor memories and how these memories can be rapidly updated online based on available sensory information.

Nieuw: ComponentAbout Marco Davare
Marco Davare obtained a PhD in Neurosciences at the Université catholique de Louvain (2008). He then joined the Institute of Neurology at University College London (UCL, UK) as a Wellcome Trust post-doctoral fellow and studied cortico-cortical connectivity during human hand actions. In 2012, he was awarded a BBSRC David Phillips fellowship to start his first lab at the UCL Institute of Neurology. Marco Davare now continues his work on brain mechanisms underlying skilled hand function as an associate professor at KU Leuven.

This colloquium is organized by the department of Human Movement Sciences in collaboration with the research institute Amsterdam Movement Sciences and iBBA.*