Hughlings Jackson Lecture: New Insights into Navigation

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 16:00to17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

Established in 1935, the Hughlings Jackson Lecture is The Neuro’s premier scientific lecture. It honours the legacy of British neurologist John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911) who pioneered the development of neurology as a medical specialty. A reception will follow.

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Speaker: Larry Abbott, PhD
William Bloor Professor of Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University

Abstract: Moving through the world requires constructing a description of the external environment from internal sensory information, using that description to develop a navigational strategy, and turning that strategy into motor commands. A combination of experimental and theoretical work in flies has illuminated all three of these points, resulting in a remarkably complete account of fly navigation.

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