Research That Advealed How the Brain Makes Moves reveals the 2022 Brain Prize

Research That Advealed How the Brain Makes Moves reveals the 2022 Brain Prize ...

Through a mapping of neuronal cell types and circuits in the brain and spinal cord that control movement, a worldwide group of three neuroscientists from Switzerland, Denmark, and New Zealand has discovered the inner functionings of the nervous systems.

Their work has helped us understand how we move, and research has now been recognized with the award of the 2022 Brain Prize, the world''s most prestigious prize in neuroscience.

We need to be able to move freely in all interactions with the world. This is why neuroscience is critical in developing new strategies for recovering movement following injury or disease.

Three internationally renowned neuroscience professors have transformed our understanding of the specific cell types and circuits that influence movement: Silvia Arber (Switzerland), Ole Kiehn (Denmark) andMartyn Goulding (USA/New Zealand).

For their advanced work, the Lundbeck Foundation will give them the Brain Prize, which has weighed 10 million people (environ $1.5 million, 1.3 million).

The findings from theirs are non only a remarkable discovery tale in advanced neuroscience, but it also highlights the need for cell type-specific diagnostics and interventions in neurological disorders such as ALS, Parkinsons disease, and spinal cord injury.

The ability to move is critical, according to University of EdinburghProfessor Drichard Morris, who chairs the Brain Prize Selection Committee. Throughout the journey of a newborn, movement is a large undertaking. Several research by the three recipients has shown that movements are often connected via intricate firing of brainstem circuits, all the way down to the specific pattern-generating glands of the spinal cord.

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