Seminars of the Focus Area Complex Systems

Prof. Dr. C. Beta, Prof. Dr. K. Dethloff, Prof. Dr. R. Engbert, Prof. Dr. M. Holschneider, Prof. Dr. W. Huisinga, Prof. Dr. Ralf Metzler, Prof. Dr. A. Pikovsky, Prof. Dr. S. Reich, Prof. Dr. M. Rosenblum, Prof. Dr. G. Rüdiger, Prof. Dr. T. Scheffer, Prof. Dr. F. Scherbaum, Prof. Dr. J. Selbig, Prof. Dr. F. Spahn


Speaker: Andreas Daffertshofer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL

Title: Synchrony and Information Processing in the Nervous System * Oberseminar Nichtlineare Dynamik

Time: Mon, Dec 1, 2014, 4:15pm

Place: bldg 28, room 2.100

Cognitive processes involved in motor control might be understood through neural synchronization and entrainment. Although several research groups are studying the phenomenon of neural synchronization, its possible information content and, thus, its significance for cognitive functioning remain to be identified. Classical paradigms concerning the stability of bimanual coordination and more general correlation characteristics in rhythm production are being used to investigate neural information transfer both across cortical areas and between cortex and spinal cord. By studying neural activity via encephalographic and electromyographic recordings it is examined how coordinative stability is achieved by cortical synchronization and mediated by entrainment along the cortico-spinal track. Cognitive factors like the intention to move or the directedness of attention affect the stability of coordination and are perfectly suitable for disentangling changes in cortico-cortical and cortico-spinal synchronization. Supplemental functional brain imaging further help to decide whether spinal cord and moving limbs add to the production of timed (rhythmic) movements and to which degree brain components contribute to a central timekeeping.

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