COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH CENTRE 1451KEY MECHANISMS OF MOTOR CONTROL IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
Cologne – Bonn – Frankfurt – Jerusalem – Jülich – Münster
Motor Control is fundamental to all other processes of the nervous system: we interact with our environment only through our movements, or to quote Charles Sherrington (The Linacre Lecture, 1924):
„To move things is all that mankind can do…., whether in whispering a syllable or feeling a forest.“
In turn, motor output offers direct insights into the processes happening in the nervous system…
To provide an integrated and comprehensive view of the neurobiological underpinnings of motor control and its disturbances.
To investigate motor control at all critical levels from genes and molecules to large-scale networks.
To infer general mechanisms of motor control, their changes over the life span and their disturbances beyond a single species or a specific pathology.
To educate neuroscientists who are well-equipped to think and work across the multiple scales of processes contributing to the complexity of the motor system.