Glutamate, Plasticity, and the Secret Life of Motor Neurons
Spinal motor neurons are the final common pathway of voluntary nervous system output, transforming sensory inputs and our intentions into actions. Understanding how motor neurons integrate information and modulate their output to drive motor performance is a fundamental challenge in neuroscience. It has implications for rehabilitation, advanced prosthetics, brain-machine interfaces, and other biologically-inspired systems. This talk highlights recent work that is revealing the secret physiology of motor neurons, fundamentally changing our understanding of the neurons we thought we knew best
Harrington, Melissa, "Glutamate, Plasticity, and the Secret Life of Motor Neurons" (2017). Public Lecture Series. 101.