Stephen Scott is professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He is also a member of the Centre for Neuroscience Studies and the CIHR Group in Sensory-Motor Systems. He received a Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Gerry Loeb at Queen’s University in the Department of Physiology and undertook his postdoctoral training at the Université de Montréal in the Department of Physiology with Dr. John Kalaska. His first faculty position was as a chercheur adjoint in the Department of Physiology at Université de Montréal in 1995. He returned to Queen's University as a faculty member in 1997. Scott’s research focuses on how different regions of the brain are involved in motor control and learning. He has developed a robotic device called KINARM that can both sense and perturb planar arm movements. His research examines neural activity in different brain regions of non-human primates during motor behavior, human motor performance and learning and sensorimotor impairments in stroke and other neurological disorders.
The following lectures will be held at 3:00 PM in Bren Hall 4L, Room 4016:
October 7 Optimal Feedback Control as a Model of Voluntary Control: Sophisticated Corrective Responses in Humans
October 10 Optimal Feedback Control as a Model of Voluntary Control: Implications for the Neural Basis of Control