Chandler Science Cafe Resumes Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7 PM, Gangplank: Neuroscience–Studying the Edge of Brain & Body

Please join us Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7pm, Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85224, when Chandler Science Café at Hack Night returns from summer hiatus with Neuroscience–Studying the Edge of Brain & Body featuring researchers from Arizona State University’s Neural Control of Movement Lab.

October Chandler Science Cafe guests are Patrick McGurrin and Josh Klein.

Patrick McGurrin
Patrick McGurrin

Patrick McGurrin uses Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to study brain regions involved in voluntary control of the hand. He is interested in discovering how the brain allows us to perform activities of daily living, such as self-feeding and buttoning-unbuttoning a shirt.

Josh Klein studies sensorimotor control. He is interested in studying proprioception, which is the ability of our body to track where our limbs are even when we can’t see them. His goal is to study proprioception when subjects perform reaching movements to better understand how this system works, and help to identify problems that occur with this system after a person suffers from a brain injury (e.g. stroke, traumatic brain injury).

Dr. Marco Santello and members of the Neural Control of Movement Laboratory
Dr. Marco Santello and members of the Neural Control of Movement Laboratory

Science Cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. Chandler Science Cafe, first Wednesday of the month, is presented in association with the Arizona SciTech Festival and Gangplank Labs Initiative.

Free, open to the public, all welcome.

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