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Center for Motor Control

Center for Motor Control

Integrating the neural, biomechanical, cognitive, and clinical sciences for the study of action

The major goals of the Center are to prepare new generations of highly qualified scientists, and facilitate cutting-edge research focused on understanding human motor control and coordination, deficits in motor function, and recovery of function in patients with neurological and orthopedic impairment.

Recent publications
New motor lateralization model verified through virtual reality experiments could revolutionize post-stroke rehabilitation A new model of brain lateralization for movement, proposed by Huck Institutes affiliate Robert Sainburg and confirmed through novel virtual reality and brain lesion experiments, could dramatically improve the future of rehabilitation for stroke patients.
News
The Huck Institutes wish to appoint a series of new Associate Directors to work with the management team and help in developing new initiatives. Huck Institutes seek new Associate Directors for positions in science leadership - Full article
Huck Institutes faculty members Wafik El-Deiry, James Broach and Xuemei Huang have each been featured in recent Penn State publications. College of Medicine researchers featured in recent media - Full article
Events
Sep 24, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Eric A. Newman (University of Minnesota)
Conversations Between Glial Cells, Neurons, and Blood Vessels in the Normal and Diabetic Retina
Oct 8, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Hui Zheng (Baylor College of Medicine)
Neuro-Glia Signaling in Neuronal Health and Alzheimer's Disease
Oct 15, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Gregory J. Quirk (University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine)
Prefrontal-amygdala Circuits in Fear and Avoidance: The View from Puerto Rico
Oct 22, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Ming-Hu Han (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Cellular and Circuitry Mechanisms Underlying Behavioral Resilience to Social Stress