EE290-O  Neural Control of Movement 

Fall 2007, 521 Cory Hall, Wed 1-3pm.


  • Prof. Jose Carmena (EECS, Cognitive Science and Neuroscience), 517 Cory Hall, 643-2430. Office hours: Mondays 10-12.  email: carmena at eecs 
  • Prof. Richard Ivry (Psychology and Neuroscience), 3119 Tolman Hall, 642-7146. Office hours: Tuesdays 12-2.  email: ivry at berkeley                                 
  • Prof. David Zipser (Cognitive Science, UCSD) , email: zipser at cogsci ucsd edu

Course description and calendar

Online materials

Course Overview

This course is about neuro motor control, i.e. how the brain controls movement. It is oriented to graduate students from engineering, neuroscience, and psychology programs, covering the computational and neural basis of volitional and postural motor control in general, and of reaching and pointing in particular. Lectures will consist of group discussion on the textbook as well as on related readings. 





The Computational Neurobiology of Reaching and Pointing. A Foundation for Motor Learning. Reza Shadmehr and Steven P. Wise. MIT Press. ISBN: 0-262-19508-9

The Computational Neurobiology of Reaching and Pointing

Class Meeting Time

Wednesdays, 1-3pm, 521 Cory Hall 


Presentations           30%

Final project              40%

Participation             30%

This is a 2 units course.