How do decisions translate into movements? How do decision-making and motor control become skilled and automatic? Information cascades through hierarchically organised prefrontal and cortical motor areas as abstract representations are elaborated into detailed motor commands. During skill learning, cerebellar circuits are thought to learn from these areas via the cortico-cerebellar system – one of the largest systems in the brain. The aim of this multidisciplinary PhD is to use state-of the art experimental and computational modelling methods to integrate neuroanatomy, brain activity (fMRI), behaviour and theoretical neurobiology. We will shape this PhD around the skills and interests of the student.
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