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U of T experts to discuss the symbiosis of brain and body

May 1, 2013

TORONTO, ON – What do pick­ing up a cup of cof­fee, exe­cut­ing a per­fect som­er­sault, play­ing video games and con­duct­ing laparo­scop­ic surgery have in com­mon?  Sim­ply put, each task requires syn­er­gy between the brain and the body.

Join experts from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to to bet­ter under­stand how motor con­trol the­o­ry applies to the extra­or­di­nary and the every­day at the Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Education’s fifth pub­lic sym­po­sium, fea­tur­ing:

Olympic gold medal­ist Rosie MacLen­nan, who will offer a first-hand account of exe­cut­ing com­plex move­ments on the tram­po­line.

Pro­fes­sors Luc Trem­blay, Tim Welsh and Heather Car­na­han – col­lab­o­ra­tors at U of T’s Cen­tre for Motor Con­trol – who will dis­cuss:

  • How the brain and body com­mu­ni­cate dur­ing com­plex and sim­ple move­ments
  • How real-world move­ment prin­ci­ples apply to the vir­tu­al envi­ron­ment
  • How, where and when to apply these the­o­ries in the hos­pi­tal set­ting

Author and Globe and Mail sci­ence writer Ivan Seme­niuk will mod­er­ate the pan­el por­tion of the evening.

Reser­va­tions are required; reserve online now for your free tick­et.


When:    Wednes­day, May 8, 6:00 p.m.

Where:   Isabel Bad­er The­atre, 93 Charles Street West


For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact:

Valerie Ian­covich
Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Spe­cial­ist
Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion
Tel: 416–946-3713