University of Colorado Boulder
Fundamental Neural Pathways For Movement
University of Colorado Boulder

Fundamental Neural Pathways For Movement

This course is part of The Science of Movement Specialization

Taught in English

Roger Enoka

Instructor: Roger Enoka

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Intermediate level

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9 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • To evaluate the role of sensory feedback in the performance of movement.

  • To differentiate the neural networks that generate reflexes, automatic behaviors, and voluntary actions.

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November 2023

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11 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

9 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 4 modules in this course

In first module for this course you will learn how generation of the activation signals required for movement can involve different parts of the nervous system. The discussion begins with the simplest neural pathways: those involving reflexes.

What's included

11 videos3 quizzes

The second module of this course establishes that despite the simplicity of the spinal reflex pathways, the responses can be modulated across conditions and by training interventions.

What's included

10 videos3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

The third module of this course explains how the central nervous system generates automatic behaviors, such as locomotion. These behaviors are produced by rhythmic activation signals. You will learn that these signals are constrained by the biomechanical requirements for the movement. They are modulated by the information received by the central nervous system from sensory receptors, and they are controlled by different parts of the brain.

What's included

8 videos3 quizzes

The final module explains that although the locomotor rhythm is produced by networks in the spinal cord, these networks are activated and modulated by inputs from peripheral sensory receptors and descending pathways from supraspinal centers.

What's included

7 videos2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Instructor

Roger Enoka
University of Colorado Boulder
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