Ataxias-motor dysfunctions of the small brain

Thinktank Theatre, Level 2 Millennium Point, Birmingham
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
Thursday 17th March 2011 (18:30-21:00)
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Contact: Dr Emil Toescu

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This lecture is part of the Neurosciences in the evening series and will be given by Professor Chris Miall, Professor of Motor Neurosciences, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham.

Ataxia is from the Greek for lack of order. It describes the loss of coordinated movement in people with neurological disorders, especially of the cerebellum. This session will include 2 talks, one by a neurologist with expertise in ataxias and the second by a leading research scientist studying the function of the cerebellum. Together with hands-on demonstrations and displays of how we try to understand the human brain, these talks will summarise current knowledge about ataxias.

Cost: Free of Charge