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

Prize lecture

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June
172021

18:30 - 19:30

Overview

Ferrier Lecture 2021 given by Professor Daniel Wolpert FMedSci FRS

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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 described the incredible computations our brains perform that allow us to acquire our extensive motor repertoire. 

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This event has taken place. The recording of the lecture will be available soon.  

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

Ferrier Lecture 2021 given by Professor Daniel Wolpert FMedSci FRS

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