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  • Final call for Progress in Motor Control VI

    There are now only a few days remaining to submit an abstract for:
    Progress in Motor Control VI
    August 9-12, Santos, Brazil

    Submission deadline for poster presentation and early registration:
    March 15, 2007

    This is the conference scientific program (see details at
    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. Gerald Loeb, University of Southern California: Is Optimal Useful?
    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

    See you in Brazil, 2007!

    Marcos Duarte
    University of Sao Paulo, Brazil