Meeting-ID: 942 5301 7197
Precise hand control is at the core of many human abilities: Dunking a basketball or playing the Goldberg Variations are examples of feats of extraordinary sophistication. More mundane hand actions, like tying shoelaces or buttoning a shirt are essential for an independent life. All these actions have in common that they require excellent bimanual control and rapid alternation between synergistic and antagonistic movements of both hands. At the neural level, a broad network of cortical and subcortical brain regions supports bimanual hand coordination, but we still know little about how training and experience and the complexity of the dynamic movement context interact with each other. In this lecture I want to present my research examing thes dynamic modulation of cortical networks during complex bimanual skill learning and performance using functional and structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).