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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.373 (Spring 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • Somatosensory and Motor Systems 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Emilio Bizzi
    Prof. Ann M Graybiel
    Prof. Mriganka Sur 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 9.373 Somatosensory and Motor Systems

    Spring 2002

    Course Highlights

    This graduate course teaches future researchers in the fields of motor learning and sensory systems. The course is taught by some of the world leaders in motor control and plasticity. The reading list provides a foundation covering the seminal works in the field as well as current cutting-edge research. The related resources provide links for exploration of the field in more detail.

    Course Description

    General principles of motor control in biological systems. Structure and function of sensory receptors. Muscle structure and reflex arcs. Spinal cord. Locomotion. Oculomotor control. Cerebellar structure and function. Motor thalamus. Basal ganglia. Somatosensory cortex: maps and neuronal properties. Cortical plasticity. Motor psychophysics and computational approaches to motor control, and motor planning.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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