15 Mar 2019

Science Snapshot: Untangling Space and Time in the Brain

New short video about the most recent study of the Neural Circuits and Behaviour lab.

Science Snapshot: Untangling Space and Time in the Brain

How do our brains know when and where to place our feet in order to prevent us from tripping each time we find ourselves on a new terrain such as an icy path, or a sandy beach?

In an innovative study, scientists from the Neural Circuits and Behaviour lab (careylab.org), find remarkable similarities between the way humans and mice learn to adapt their manner of walking and pinpoint a site in the brain that controls two components crucial for mastering this task – space and time.