Sensation and action are intimately linked. Sensation and perception inform action, which in turn results in sensory feedback further impacting movement. Sensation and action involve networks spanning many different areas distributed throughout the nervous system. How systems-wide networks contribute to the implementation and learning of sensation and action, including the processing of relevant sensory information, the generation and modification of diverse motor programs, as well as interactions with modulatory systems is a topic of heavy investigation.
The Sensation and Action 2023 conference will cast a broad net exploring the function and structure of neuronal circuits that underlie sensory-motor integration and movement. It will focus on how networks process sensory input to influence behavior, how specific forms of movement are selected, generated and learned, computational principles underlying circuit function, mechanisms causing sensory-motor dysfunction, and progress in the development of approaches and devices to restore sensory-motor-related functions.