The Boston Action Club

The Boston Action Club presents a forum of interactive meetings on movement neuroscience for researchers in the Boston area. The series of talks is interdisciplinary bringing together presenters and audience from such disparate fields as Biology, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Psychology and Cognitive Science, Physics, and Kinesiology. The presentations are held in a highly interactive style, followed by more interactions in social gatherings.

Previous Action Club Schedules

Spring 2017

Location: 306 Egan Research Center, Northeastern University
Time: Thursdays, 5-6:30pm

January 19 Brian Umberger
Kinesiology and Organismic Biology, University of Massachusetts
"Energetics of human locomotion"
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February 9 John Peter Whitney
Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University
"Low-impedance robot mechanics: Notes from human physiology and biomechanics"
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March 16 David Vaillancourt
Applied Physiology, University of Florida
"How spatial visual information exacerbates tremor: from brain to motor unit to behavior"
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April 6 Simon Giszter
Neurobiology, Drexel University
"Motor modularity: amphibians and mammals after SCI - plasticity versus circuit conservation"
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April 21 Manoj Srinivasan
Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University
"Stability and Control in Human Locomotion"
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