KIN 410 - A Systems Neuroscience Approach to Human Motor Behaviour

3 units (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

This course will offer an exploration of human motor behaviour by focusing on several key networks in the central nervous system involved in producing human movement. For each network, students will be given an overview of the key principles and components. Then, for that network, they will work on self-directed projects that will require ether: 1) a summary of contemporary research being conducted regarding the functioning of that network or 2) a case-study summary or research review of impairments that arise when that network is disrupted. Examples of networks that will be explored include the cortical control of action selection and the spinal pattern generators that control locomotion. Prerequisites: KIN 203, 209, and 302. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KIN 410 or PEDS 410.

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