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Talk Online | Everything in motion: How our brains learn to control our bodies

Online | Everything in motion: How our brains learn to control our bodies

Synopsis

Overview

Ferrier Lecture 2021 given by Professor Daniel Wolpert FMedSci FRS

The effortless ease with which we move our arms, our eyes, even our lips when we speak masks the true complexity of the control processes involved. This is evident when we try to build machines to perform human control tasks. What sets us apart is our ability to learn new motor skills. Daniel Wolpert’s group has studied the computations involved in human motor learning and will describe the incredible computations our brains perform that allow us to acquire our extensive motor repertoire.

Attending this event

This lecture will be broadcast live on Zoom Webinar on 17 June 2021 at 6.30pm BST. The event will be recorded (including the live Q&A) and the recording will be available on YouTube soon after the event. The event is free to join. Advance registration required

The award

The Ferrier Medal and Lecture is for distinguished contributions on the structure and function of the nervous system. The medal is of bronze gilt and is accompanied by a gift of £2,000.

The Ferrier Medal and Lecture 2021 is awarded to Professor Daniel Wolpert FMedSci FRS for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of how the brain controls movement. Using theoretical and experimental approaches he has elucidated the computational principles underlying skilled motor behaviour.

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Event details

Thu 17 Jun 2021, 6:30pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London
SW1Y 5AG

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