In this seminar, students will learn different theoretical perspectives in motor control and learning research and discover their relevance for understanding the emergence of motor behavior and problems that are associated with specific motor disorders. Furthermore, the contents of this seminar should enable students to develop and plan their own (task-oriented) therapy concepts for recovering functions in neurologic patient groups. In the input part, we will therefore: i) discuss different theoretical frameworks and related concepts in the field of motor control (e.g., reflex theories, programming theories, ecological and systems theory) well as their clinical implications: ii) discuss different theories and concepts of motor learning, their practical implications and evidence regarding their efficacy; iii) review neurophysiological bases of motor control and iv) learning as well as v) the constraints in motor control that are attributed to different neurological disorders. Finally (vi), we will discuss a conceptual framework for students to develop (task-oriented) clinical therapies.

Kurs im HIS-LSF

Semester: WT 2023/24