What is population coding? Describe the population coding model proposed by Georgopoulos in the 1980s for M1 control of arm direction.
Apr 12, 2016
What is a central pattern generator? Choose a well-studied CPG and describe how it functions.
Apr 11, 2016
How is M1 organized? What features of movement are represented in spiking of M1 neurons?
Apr 10, 2016
Describe the key cortical areas and subcortical structures of the motor system. Give an example of how these components contribute to the performance of a simple motor task such as reaching and how they contribute to the performance of a skilled action like playing the piano.
Apr 9, 2016
How is the synapse at the vertebrate neuromuscular junction specified?
Apr 8, 2016
Give an example of a wiring process mediated by an activity-dependent competitive mechanism.
Apr 7, 2016
Which mechanisms cause offspring from the same precursor cell to take on different cell fates?
Apr 6, 2016
How do axon guidance molecules direct axons to their targets?
Mar 31, 2016
What is information theory? What does entropy measure? Mutual information? How are these quantities relevant to questions of neural coding?
Mar 29, 2016
What is a morphogen? How do morphogens generate different cell fates in the spinal cord?
Mar 20, 2016