Summer school

TwinBrain SUMMER SCHOOL 1.0

Neuroscience of Movement: Exploring the dynamics of the human brain in motion

 

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TwinBrain Summer school 2021

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Key information:

When? 6.-10. July 2021

Where? Piran, Slovenia / Online

Who? Students (Masters and PhD) of kinesiology and movement science, physiotherapy, psychology, cognitive (neuro)science, biomedical engineering and related fields.

What? Summer school to bridge the disciplines for a comprehensive understanding of brain complexity

Pre-requirements? Registration (free), motivation letter for on-site students (limited up to 20)

 

SUMMER SCHOOL MODULES:

Module 1: Crosstalk between human motion (neuro)science, psychology, and biomedical engineering.

Module 2: From brain to muscles, from muscles to brain Part I.

Module 3: From brain to muscles, from muscles to brain Part II.

Module 4: Neuroplasticity after injury and neurorehabilitation.

Module 5: Challenges for future research avenues in the neuroscience of movement.

Extra module: Career Counseling

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rachael D. Seidler, Ph.D. (Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, University of Florida, USA)

 

SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM:

Times according to CEST (Central European Summer Time)

 

Monday 5 July 2021

3:00 – 4:00 PM                 Registration

4:00 – 5:30 PM                 Ice-breaking activities

5:30 – 7:00 PM                 Welcome drink

 

Tuesday 6 July 2021 – Moderator: Uroš Marušič

8:00 – 9:00 AM                 Registration (on-site students) and ZOOM log in (online students)

9:00 – 9:30 AM                 Welcome note & introductory speech: Uroš Marušič (Slovenia)

9:30 – 10:30 AM              Strategies for cognitive-motor training: Bettina Wollesen (Germany)

10:30 – 11:30 AM            Motor-cognitive interactions – lines of research and principles of training: Claudia Voelcker-Rehage (Germany)

11:30 – 12:30 PM            Hands-on session: Bettina Wollesen and Claudia Voelcker-Rehage (Germany)

12:30 – 2:00 PM               Lunch break

2:00 – 3:30 PM                 Understanding gait and balance control for falls prevention: Eling De Bruin (Sweden)

 

4:00 – 5:00 PM                 Keynote lecture: Learning to Move on Earth and In Space: Rachael D. Seidler (USA)

 

Wednesday 7 July 2021 – Moderator: Boštjan Šimunič

9:00 – 9:45 AM                Muscle-brain crosstalk in everyday life: Rado Pišot (Slovenia)

9:45 – 11:30 AM               Biomechanics of skeletal muscle: Boštjan Šimunič (Slovenia)

11:30 – 12:30 PM             Electromyography – from methodology to practice: Ramona Ritzmann (Switzerland)

12:30 – 1:30 PM               Lunch break

1:30 – 3:30 PM                 Decomposing the brain-to-muscle interface with peripheral nerve stimulation: Sidney Grospretre (France)

 

Thursday 8 July 2021 – Moderator: Sidney Grospretre

9:00 – 11:30 AM               Estimation and interpretation of neural codes in surface electromyograms – from brain to muscles: Aleš Holobar (Slovenia)

11:30 – 12:30 AM            Career counseling: Rado Pišot (Slovenia), Klaus Gramann (Germany), Ramona Ritzmann (Switzerland), Sidney Grospretre (France), Kevin De Pauw (Belgium)

12:30 – 2:00 PM               Lunch break

2:30 – 4:30 PM                 Slovenian Mobile Brain/Body Imaging lab (SloMoBIL) opening ceremony & press

 

Friday 9 July 2021 – Moderator: Kevin De Pauw

9:00 – 10:30 AM               Brain activation changes after musculoskeletal injuries – potential implications for rehabilitation and return to sports: Florian Giesche (Germany)

10:30 – 11:30 AM            Electrophysiological control of robotic devices – where neurophysiology meets bioengineering: Kevin De Pauw (Belgium)

11:30 – 1:00 PM             Advances in neurorehabilitation – improving motor control with brain-computer interfaces: Milos Ajcevic & Aleksandar Miladinovic (Italy)

1:00 – 2:00 PM               Lunch break

2:00 – 3:30 PM                 Using fNIRS in virtual environments to study brain function during complex cognitive-motor behavior: Robert Stojan (Germany)

 

Saturday 10 July 2021 – Moderator: Klaus Gramann

9:00 – 10:00 AM                Imaging Human Brain Dynamics in Motion – why and how? Klaus Gramann (Germany)

10:00 – 11:00 AM              Organization of large-scale brain networks in ambulatory setups: Martin Seeber (Switzerland)

11:15 – 12:15 PM            Brain Regulation of Exercise – Implications for Health and Performance: Eduardo Bodnariuc Fontes (Brazil)

12:30 – 2:00 PM                 Lunch break

2:00 – 2:30 PM                 Closing & farewell

 

The current schedule is tentative and the final schedule is subject to change.

 

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