Distinguished Speaker Series: What ‘startles’ tell us about motor control in health & disease

Dr. Vivian Weerdesteyn is an Associate Professor with the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour at Radboud University, in Norway. On December 4, 2020, as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, she presented on patients with corticospinal lesions that support the involvement of the reticulospinal system in StartReact.

She explains how conflicting findings in choice reaction tasks may be understood within this framework and the implications of StartReact results for motor control in health and disease.