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Predictive Circuitry Involved in Voluntary Movement

Adam Hantman is interested in how the brain uses past decisions and sensory information to achieve motor control of voluntary movements. Hantman and his team are dissecting the neural circuitry that generates, carries, and utilizes sensory predictions relevant for motor control. In particular, the team focuses on the convergence of proprioception – the awareness of the position and movement of the body – and motor-related information in the cerebellum. Working in a multifaceted mouse model they developed, they are testing to see if the main conduit of motor-related messages into the cerebellum – the BPN – provides the motor-related information necessary to generate predictions and detect errors.

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