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Movement Matters, for your Brain and your Body


Hutton Theatre

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Expert Talk

Professor Ruth Empson

Ever wondered how you control the movement of your body? A part of the brain called the cerebellum regulates and guides movement, by constantly listening to signals from the body, and using this to predict and refine movement. There is, however, growing evidence that suggests the predictive function of the cerebellum goes beyond ‘just’ movement, incorporating the regulation of perceptions and emotions.

During this talk, Professor Ruth Empson will explore the key roles of the cerebellum and how cerebellar dysregulation could contribute to conditions such as autism, traumatic stress and dementia.

11am, Saturday 10 March

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