Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Hans Scherberger (DPZ): "Sensori-motor processing for hand grasping in the primate brain"

Wann 28.06.2019
von 13:15 bis 14:45
Wo GEMI, Raum 1.136
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Sensori-motor processing for hand grasping in the primate brain

Hand function plays an important role in all primate species, and its loss is associated with severe disability. Grasping movements are complex motor acts for which the brain needs to integrate sensory and cognitive signals to generate behaviorally meaningful actions. To achieve this computation, specialized brain areas in the primate parietal (anterior intra parietal area, AIP), premotor (area F5), and primary motor cortex (M1 hand area) are functionally connected. This presentation highlights recent experimental results in non-human primates to characterize how these cortical areas generate grasping movements on the basis of sensory signals, and how such signals could be used for the decoding of hand actions, e.g., as needed for operating a neural prosthesis.