Dear Colleagues

This is a reminder that the abstract submission and the early
registration for "Progress in Motor Control VI" Conference, August
9-12, Brazil, close in one week (March 1st).

See more information about the conference at

Take a look at the outstanding list of speakers for Progress in Motor
Control VI:

Keynote lectures:
1. Miguel Nicolelis, Duke University: Computing with Neural Ensembles
2. James Houk, Northwestern University: Schizophrenia: Serial Order
Processing Deficit?

Symposium 1: New Approaches to Movement Rehabilitation
3. Dejan Popovic, Aalborg University: Functional electrical therapy
(FET) for neurorehabilitation in hemiplegic individuals
4. Ina Tarkka, Brain Research and Rehabilitation Center Neuron:
Intensive motor rehabilitation in cerebrovascular stroke
5. Hermano Krebs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Robot
Mediated Movement Therapy: A Tool for Training and Evaluation
6. Mindy Levin, McGill University: Manipulation of sensory feedback
using virtual environments for motor learning and rehabilitation

Symposium 2: Optimality Principles in Motor Control
7. Emanuel Todorov, University of California, San Diego: Stochastic
optimal control and Bayesian inference: an emerging theoretical
framework for sensorimotor integration
8. Reza Shadmehr, Johns Hopkins University: Sensorimotor adaptation
and learning in saccade generation and reaching
9. Stephen Scott, Queen's University: Interpreting Primary Motor
Cortex Function based on Optimal Feedback Control

Symposium 3: Laterality, Hemispheric Dominance and Inter-Limb Motor Control
10. Robert Sainburg, Pennsylvania State University: Hemispheric
specialization for control of movement trajectory and steady state
11. Richard Ivry, University of California, Berkeley: Interhemispheric
interactions during the production of unimanual movements.
12. Kathleen Haaland, University of New Mexico: Hemispheric Dominance
for Different Aspects of Movement

Symposium 4: Do Internal Models Exist in our Brain?
13. Pietro Morasso, University of Genova: Yes, Internal Models Exist
in our Brain
14. Mark Latash, Pennsylvania State University: No, Internal Models
don't Exist in our Brain?

Symposium 5: Sensory Integration for Postural Control
15. Fay Horak, Oregon Health & Science University: Sensory
Compensation for Human Vestibular Loss
16. Robert Peterka, Oregon Health & Science University: Identification
of Human Postural Control Mechanisms using a Model-based
Interpretation of Experimental Results
17. Jane Macpherson, Oregon Health & Science University: Erroneous
Postural Adjustments Following Bilateral Vestibular Loss

Symposium 6: Neuromuscular Adaptations in Response to Physical Activity
18. Gary Kamen, University of Massachusetts: Exercise Training and
Motor Unit Discharge Behavior
19. Tibor Hortobagyi, East Carolina University: Exercise-induced
plasticity of the human brain
20. Paavo Komi, University of Jyväskylä: Fascicle-tendon interaction
during normal locomotion

Symposium 7: Detection of Neuromuscular Performance
21. Roberto Merletti, Politecnico di Torino: The surface EMG as a
source of information on motor control
22. Edward A. Clancy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Estimation of
Joint Torque and Impedance by Means of Surface EMG
23. Andrea D'Avella, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia: Strategies for the
neural control of arm movements revealed by the spatiotemporal
organization of muscle patterns

Symposium 8: Stability and Variability
24. Gregor Schöner, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum: Understanding the
structure of stability: theory of the uncontrolled manifold
25. Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi, Northwestern University: Reaching goals and
representing space: different implications for stability and
variability of behavior
26. Dagmar Sternad, Pennsylvania State University: Stability and
variability in performance and learning of a rhythmic task

We look forward to meeting you in Brazil, 2007!

Marcos Duarte
Progress in Motor Control VI
August 9-12 - Santos, Brazil