Tuesday 17th December, 2019 – Istituto Plana, Via Giovanni Plana, 10 – Turin, Italy.
When moving through space, for instance by walking or driving a vehicle, our brain processes several sensory inputs that inform us about the properties of our motion in order to accomplish successful spatial navigation. Sensory inputs as visual and auditory tell us how we move with respect to the surroundings whereas vestibular sensory information provides a reference of self-motion with respect to gravity. The vestibular system is composed by the semicircular canals and otolith organs that signal rotational and linear acceleration of the head respectively. Vestibular inputs are combined with the other sensory modalities to provide coherent perception of self-motion. In the present workshop, the main methodologies of investigation of self-motion perception will be presented with a particular attention to the study of vestibular perception from a behavioral and neurophysiological perspective. In the first part of the workshop, the focus will be on the methodologies employed in basic neuroscience research, providing the student with the most updated studies and advances in the field. The second part of the workshop will explore the clinical testing and implication of vestibular related dysfunctions. Hands-on will be provided.
This workshop is meant for researchers and clinicians interested in the investigation of the human vestibular system.
Theoretical and practical sessions will be held by:
Luigi F. Cuturi (Unit for Visually Impaired People, U-VIP, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy)
Silvia Colnaghi (Fondazione Mondino, Istituto Neurologico Nazionale a carattere scientifico, IRCCS, Pavia, Italy)
10.00-10.15: Introduction and aims of the workshop
10.15-11.15: Vestibular system physiology
11.30-13:00: Methods in basic vestibular research
13:00-h14:00: Lunch break
14:00-h15:00: Practical session
15:15-16:15: Vestibular pathology
16.30-18.00: Methods in clinical vestibular research and rehabilitation
The workshop will be held at Istituto Plana, Aula D. Via Giovanni Plana, 10 – Turin (Italy)
The cost is € 40,00 for each participant. Registration closes on December 14th, 2019.