The course is the first of two parts which aim to provide a basic background on movement neurophysiology. The course will be centered on spinal and peripheral mechanisms in movement execution. The topics will include a description of membrane electrophysiology, supraspinal control of movement, the motor neuron, the motor unit, muscle receptors, spinal reflexes, classes of interneurons, spinal circuits, and spinal plasticity. The course will be followed by “Neurophysiology of Movement II” which intends to integrate the above mechanisms with the supraspinal control of voluntary movements.



Selected papers and book chapters will be provided to the participants shortly before the course.



A basic background within basic anatomy and physiology is desirable.



Students will be asked to provide presentations on selected topics and to actively participate in the classes.

Organizer: Associate Professor Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting, emailnm@hst.aau.dk and Associate Professor Anderson Oliveira, email: oliveira@mp.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting and Associate Professor Anderson Oliveira, Aalborg University 

ECTS: 1.5

Time: 04, 11 and 18 June 2019 (8.15 - 12.00)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E, room E3-209

Zip code: 

Aalborg Øst 

Number of seats:

Deadline: 20 May 2019 

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.