Dear Friends:

Here is the more-or-less Final Program of the "Progress in Motor
Control-II" (August 19-22, 1999; The Nittany Lion Inn, University Park
campus of the Penn State University). Note some changes, in particular the
main Poster session and the BANQUET on Friday!!!

Hope to welcome you soon in State College.

Mark Latash

THE PROGRAM

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19:

Registration in the Nittany Lion Inn (NLI) opens at 3 p.m. and runs through
9 p.m.

Opening Wine-and-Cheese Reception, NLI, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20:

8 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. - Registration

9 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. - Opening statement

9:10 a.m. - 9: 50 a.m. Apostolos Georgopoulos BEHAVIORAL AND NEURAL ASPECTS
OF MOTOR TOPOLOGY: FOLLOWING BERNSTEIN'S THREAD

9:50 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. John Rothwell CAN VOLUNTARY BALLISTIC MOVEMENTS
SOMETIMES BE TRIGGERED BY SUBCORTICAL MECHANISMS?

Coffee break

10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. A mini-Symposium: MODELING ACTION AND PERCEPTION:
DEBATES IN DYNAMICS (Organized by D. Sternad; speakers: Richard Carson,
Andreas Daffertshofer, Tjeerd Dijkstra, Armin Fuchs, Simon Giszter, Victor
Jirsa, Bruce Kay, Ed Large, Elliot Saltzman, Dagmar Sternad)

12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Lunch (NLI, included in the registration fee)

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - a mini-Symposium: STRUCTURE-FUNCTION PROBLEM IN THE
BERNSTEIN TRADITION (organized by Onno Meijer; speakers: Anatol Feldman,
Micha Mirsky, Onno Meijer)

Coffee break
POSTERS UP and remain up through Saturday evening

4:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - POSTER SESSION (Chaired by Peter Cavanagh, Anatol
Feldman, Bruce Kay, Peter Neilson, Esther Thelen, Marjorie Woollacott, and
Vladimir Zatsiorsky).

Cash bar opens at 5 p.m.

Buses to the banquet depart starting 7 p.m. until 7:40 p.m.

BANQUET at the Papillon Restaurant (7 p.m. until next morning)


SATURDAY, AUGUST 21:

9 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. - Simon Bouisset POSTURO-KINETIC CAPACITY, A LINK
BETWEEN BODY STRUCTURE AND POSTURAL FUNCTION IN VOLUNTARY MOVEMENT

9:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. James C. Houk, Andrew G. Barto & Andrew G. Fagg
FRACTIONAL POWER DAMPING MODEL OF JOINT MOTION

10:20 - 10:35 - coffee break

10:35 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Roger M. Enoka, Andrew E. Graves, and Douglass H.
Laidlaw THE STEADINESS OF LENGTHENING CONTRACTIONS

11:15 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. T. Richard Nichols, T. J. Burkholder, and R.J.H.
Wilmink THE MULTIDIMENSIONAL AND TEMPORAL REGULATION OF LIMB MECHANICS BY
SPINAL CIRCUITS

11:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Peter D. Neilson and Megan D. Neilson
SELF-ORGANIZING MOTOR SYNERGIES: A NEUROENGINEERING APPROACH TO STRUCTURE
FUNCTION RELATIONS IN VOLUNTARY MOVEMENT

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch (NLI, included in the registration fee)

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - A mini-Symposium: HAND AND FINGER COORDINATION
(Organized by F.J. Valero-Cuevas; speakers: Nancy Byl, Kelly Cole, Jack
Dennerlein, Jose Gomez, C. Hager-Ross, Hiroshi Kinoshita, Zong-Ming Li,
Marco Santello, Francisco Valero-Cuevas, and Clayton Van Doren)

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Coffee break

4:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - SPECIAL EMPHASIS CLINICAL SESSION

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - an informal continuation of the POSTER SESSION

Posters down by 8 p.m.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 22:

9 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Grigory N. Orlovsky, T. G. Deliagina, Y. I. Arshavsky
NEURONAL MECHANISMS UNDERLYING POSTURAL CONTROL AS REVEALED IN SIMPLER
SYSTEMS

9:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Mindi Levin, C.M. Cirstea, P. Archambault, F. Son,
and A. Roby-Brami IMPAIRMENT AND COMPENSATION OF REACHING IN HEMIPARETIC
AND CEREBRAL PALSIED PATIENTS

10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. - Coffee break

10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Marat Ioffe, J. Massion, C. Schmitz, F. Viallet and
R. Gantcheva REORGANIZATION OF MOTOR PATTERNS DURING MOTOR LEARNING:
A SPECIFIC ROLE OF THE MOTOR CORTEX

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 Marjorie Woollacott DEVELOPMENT OF BALANCE CONTROL IN
TYPICALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN AND CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY:
CONTRIBUTIONS AND CONSTRAINTS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL VS. NEURAL SUBSYSTEMS

12:00 - 12:40 p.m. Israel M. Gelfand ON THE ADEQUATE LANGUAGE FOR BIOLOGY


12:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch (NLI, included in the registration fee)

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Mark L. Latash
Rec. Hall 267-L
Department of Kinesiology
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
tel: (814) 863-5374
fax: (814) 863-4424
email: mll11@psu.edu
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