Think before you act:
dissecting the cerebro-cerebellar circuits for motor planning
Think before you act. An important feature of voluntary movements is that we can decide about an optimal strategy before execution. It is currently unclear how the brain determines an action plan that guides future movement. The researcher will study how the cerebellum (little brain) helps by making a decision.
In 5-10 years, this project will pave the way to mechanistic understanding of brain-wide communication in cognitive tasks with its influence extended to future computer science, humanized prosthetics, and medicine and redefine the current textbook knowledge on motor planning.
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