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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