Physical Therapy Research Symposium featuring Amy Bastian, PhD, PT
The keynote talk, "Learning and Relearning Movement" by Amy J. Bastian, PhD, PT, will be followed by research presentations by final year Doctor of Physical Therapy students.
Amy J. Bastian is professor of neurology and neuroscience and chief science officer at Kennedy Krieger Institute, and director of the Center for Movement Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
Abstract: Human motor learning depends on a suite of brain mechanisms that are driven by different signals and operate on timescales ranging from minutes to years. Understanding these processes requires identifying how new movement patterns are normally acquired, retained, and generalized, as well as the effects of distinct brain lesions. Dr. Bastian’s lecture will focus on normal and abnormal motor learning, and how we can use this information to improve rehabilitation for individuals with neurological damage.