Talk by Prof. Dr. Martin Lotze (University of Greifswald)
fMRI and TMS studies on brain representation changes due to active, passive, imagined and somatosensory primed motor training
As the first speaker in this summer semester's OCC Colloquium, we are glad to welcome Prof. Dr. Martin Lotze from the University of Greifswald.
- Time: April 13, 2016 (Wed), 16:15 h
- Location: Lecture Hall, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Building A9, 2nd Floor, Room 120.074
How plastic is the brain for training and what training serves best for what outcome? On what spatial dimension can we observe plasticity? What is the role of motivation, shaping, feedback during training? What makes a trained subject an expert? How can we train a damaged brain? What makes a plastic process maladaptive, for instance for learning pain? How can we predict who is responsible for such maladaptive plasticity? How can representative cohorts help to solve these questions? Our team uses structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), behavioral strategies and transcranial magnetic stimulation to find approaches for answers to some of these research questions. In my talk I will center on recent studies on motor training in healthy young volunteers and brain lesioned patients.