Untangling the where and when of walking 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 a icy path, or a sandy beach? In an innovative study, the Neural Circuits and Behaviour Lab, finds 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.
The authors of the study. From left to right, Megan Carey, Dana Darmohray, Hugo Marques, Jovin Jacobs. Credit: Alexandre Azinheira. Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.
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