Preliminary Program

The posters will be displayed from 7:30 am until 7:30 pm on the day of the presentation. If you are a presenter please be at the poster at the indicated time. The poster size is 120 cm height and 90 cm width.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22
19:00 Welcome reception
THURSDAY, 23 JULY
8:00 – 8:30

Opening session

Opening remarks

8:30-12:00

Symposium 1:
Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Motor Control

Chair: John Rothwell

Short presentations

8:30

Tino Stöckel1,2, Mark R. Hinder1
1 Human Motor Control Laboratory, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia; 2 Sport & Exercise Psychology Unit, Dept. of Sport Science, University of Rostock, Germany
Insights into the mechanisms mediating cross-limb transfer following unilateral ballistic motor learning

8:45

Benedikt Lauber1, Albert Gollhofer1, Wolfgang Taube2, Martin Keller2
1 Department of Sport Science, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; 2 Department of Medicin, Movement and Sport Science, Fribourg, Switzerland
Motor imagery of tonic and ballistic contractions activates direct and indirect corticospinal pathways differently but in a similar way than real tonic and ballistic contractions

9:00

M.Ali Akhras1,2, Gabriel Baud-Bovy1, Francesco Nori1
1 Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy; 2 University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
Siffness estimation of metacarpophalangeal joint of index finger and its relationship to extrinsic and intrinsic muscles

9:15

Invited speakers

Richard Carson
1 Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 2 School of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Neural pathways mediating cross education of human motor function

9:45

Robert L. Sainburg
Professor of Kinesiology and Professor of Neurology, Penn State University and Penn State College of Medicine; Editor in Chief, Journal of Motor Behavior
Models of Handedness and Brain Lateralization Provide the Basis for Understanding Ipsilesional Motor Deficits in Stroke

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30

Monica Perez
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Neural Control of Grasping after Spinal Cord Injury

11:00

Winfried Mayr
Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Early and contemporary approaches for application of FES in movement rehabilitation after spinal cord injury

11:30-12:00

General discussion

12:00-14:00

Lunch and Posters
View poster group 1
View poster group 2

14:00-17:30

Symposium 2:
Learning of skilled behavior

Chair: Robert Scheidt

14:00

Short presentations

Cosimo Della Santina1, Matteo Bianchi2,1, Manolo Garabini1, Antonio Bicchi1,2
1 Research Center "Enrico Piaggio" - University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; 2 Department of Advanced Robotics - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genova, Italy
Control architecture for human-like motion with applications to soft robotics

14:15

Carla Caballero, David Barbado, Tomás Urbán & Francisco Javier Moreno Miguel Hernández
University of Elche, (Alicante), Spain
Interpretation of motor variability depending on feedback availability

14:30

Tarkeshwar Singh, Kayla Goins, Christopher Perry, Troy Herter
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Practice-related improvements in visuospatial attention drive motor learning in a motor task requiring continuous and simultaneous perceptual, cognitive and motor processing

14:45

Invited speakers

Peter J. Beek
VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Current insights into motor learning and their applications

15:15

Joachim Hermsdörfer
Institute of Human Movement Science, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
Anticipatory behavior in object manipulation: Learning and alterations following brain damage

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00

Elizabeth Torres
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
Distinguishing intent and volition through stochastic signatures of motor output variability

16:30

Robert A. Scheidt1,2,3
1 Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University; 2 Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; 3 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
Facilitation and interference in the learning of motor tasks

17:00-17:30 General discussion
18:00 Business meeting of the International Society of Motor Control
FRIDAY, 24 JULY
8:30-12:00

Symposium 3:
Theoretical Motor Control

Chair: Gregor Schöner

8:30

Short presentations

Hester Knol 1,2,3, Raoul Huys 1,2,4, Jean-Christophe Sarrazin 3, Viktor Jirsa 1,2,4
1 Aix-Marseille Université, Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes, Marseille, France; 2 INSERM, UMR_S 1106, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385, Marseille Cedex 5, France; 3 ONERA, Systems Control and Flight Dynamics Department, Salon de Provence, France; 4 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Quantifying the Ebbinghaus figure effect in perceptual and perceptual-motor contexts

8:45

Thomas Macaluso1, Christophe Bourdin 1, Frank Buloup 1, Bernard Gardette 2, Marie-Laure Mille 1, Caroline Nicol 1, Fabrice Sarlegna 1, Patrick Sainton 1, Virginie Taillebot 2, Jean-Louis Vercher 1, Peter Weiss 2, Lionel Bringoux 1 (37)
1 Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, ISM UMR 7287, Marseille; 2 COMEX S.A., Marseille, France
Is underwater environment a good way to simulate microgravity? Some cues from arm reaching and postural control

9:00

Radivoj Mandic 1, Sasa Jakovljevic 1, Slobodan Jaric 2,3 (23)
1 University of Belgrade, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, The Research Center, Blagoja Parovica 156, Belgrade, Serbia; 2 University of Delaware, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, USA; 3 University of Delaware, Biomechanics and Movement Science Graduate Program, USA
Performing maximal natural vertical jumps: role of the countermovement depth

9:15

Invited speakers

Andrea d’Avella 1,2
1 Department of Biomedical Sciences and Morphological and Functional Images, University of Messina, Italy; 2Laboratory of Neuromotor Physiology, Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
Modularity for motor control and motor learning

9:45

Jeroen Smeets
VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
The building blocks of prehension

10:15

Coffee break

10:30

Katja Kornysheva
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
Neural encoding of spatiotemporal skills

11:00

Gregor Schöner
Institute for Neural Computation, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Toward an integrated neural dynamic approach of object-oriented movement

11:30-12:00 General Discussion
12:00-14:00

Lunch and Posters
View poster group 1
View poster group 2

14:00-17:30

Symposium 4:
Fifty years of Equilibrium Point hypothesis

Chair: Mark Latash

Invited speakers:

14:00

Mark L. Latash <
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Intentional and Unintentional Movements within the Equilibrium-Point Hypothesis

14:30

Mindy F. Levin
McGill University, Canada
Explanations of disordered motor control based on the EP hypothesis

15:00-15.15 Coffee break
15:15

Anatol G. Feldman
University of Montreal, Canada
Minimization principles and redundancy problems in the context of referent control of action and perception

15:45

Joseph McIntyre
Tecnalia Health Research Institute, Spain
EP Shifts as the basic building block for human movement

16:15 Special short presentations for the Fiftieth anniversary of EP
17:00-17:30 General discussion
18:45-23:30 Banquet
SATURDAY, 25 JULY
8:30-12:00

Symposium 5:
Human Machine Interface

Chair: Apostolos Georgopoulos

Short presentations

8:30

Konrad Stanek 1,2, Hartwig R. Siebner 2, Steffen Angstmann 2, Kristoffer H. Madsen 2, Ole Winther 1
1 Technical University of Denmark, DTU Compute, Cognitive Systems, Denmark; 2 Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance, Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark
What, When, Whether - the electrophysiological correlates and classification of voluntary action in virtual environment

8:45

Cassie N. Borish 1, Matteo Bertucco 1, Denise J. Berger 3, Andrea d’Avella 3, Terence D Sanger 1,2 1 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA; 2 Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA; 3 Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
Using non-negative matrix factorization as a filter to improve usability of myocontrol for children with cerebral palsy

9:00

José Luis Vargas Luna 1,2, Matthias Krenn 3, Simon M. Danner 3, Ursula S. Hofstoetter 3, Karen Minassian 3, Winfried Mayr 3, Thordur Helgason 1
1 Health Technology Center, Reykjavik University - Landsptiali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland; 2 Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico; 3 Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Comparison of cathodic and anodic transpinal electrical stimulation to evoke posterior root-muscle reflexes

9:15

Invited speakers

Ferdinando A. Mussa-Ivaldi
Northwestern University and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Human-machine interfaces: Brain and Body

9:45

Patrick van der Smagt
Technical University of Munich, Germany
From linear to nonlinear movement models

10:15-10:30

Coffee break

10:30

Lee Miller
Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
Development of an afferent neural interface designed to mimic natural proprioception

11:00

Apostolos P. Georgopoulos
University of Minnesota, USA
Human Machine Interface: Using Circuit-Based Information (CBI)

11:30-12:00

General discussion

12:00-14:00

Lunch and Posters
View poster group 1
View poster group 2

14:00-17:30

Symposium 6:
Impaired Motor Control and Rehabilitation

Chair: Zev Rymer

Short presentations

14:00

Henriette Steiner, Zsolt Kertesz
Budapest University of Technology and Economics Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology, Budapest, Hungary
The effects of therapeutic horse riding on the main parameters of gait

14:15

Mariusz Paweł Furmanek 1, Kajetan Słomka 1, Barbara Głuchowska 2, Aleksandra Żebrowska 2, Grzegorz Juras 1
1 The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Department of Human Motor Behaviour, Katowice, Poland. 2 The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Department of Physiological and Medical Sciences, Katowice, Poland
The effects of different aerobic activities on I type diabetic subjects in hypoxia condition on postural control in quiet standing

14:30

Marcos Rodriguez 2,4, Andreanne K. Blanchette 3, Mindy F. Levin 1,2
1 School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 2 Feil and Oberfeld Research Center, Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of the Greater Montreal (CRIR), Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 3 Department of Rehabilitation, Laval University, Quebec, Canada; 4 Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Measurement of upper-limb coordination in chronic stroke subjects

14:45

Invited speakers

Numa Dancause
University of Montreal, Canada
Plasticity in the ipsi and contralesional motor network following stroke in animals models

15:15

John Rothwell
UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK
Can motor recovery in patients after stroke be improved by non-invasive brain stimulation? Plasticity in the ipsi and contralesional motor network following stroke in animals models

15:45-16:00 Coffee break
16:00

Vivian Mushahwar
University of Alberta, Canada
Do the Arms Play a Role in the Rehabilitation of Walking after Spinal Cord Injury?

16:30

Jozsef Laczko
1 University of Pécs, Hungary; 2 MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary; 3 Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary
Controllling cyclic limb movements in rehabilitation of spinal coord injured individuals

17:00-17:30

General discussion

18:00-19:00 Closing and Award