2015 McGovern Symposium: Welcoming Remarks

In this video, Mehrdad Jazayeri of the McGovern Institute welcomes guests to the McGovern Institute annual symposium, “Internal Models of Sensorimotor and Cognitive Function,” which was held on Monday April 27, 2015.

Theories of motor control have advanced the idea that the brain uses internal models to generate reliable motor commands and predict the sensory consequences of those commands. At this symposium, ten speakers explored the recent advances in the study of internal models in perception, cognition and action, and discussed the extent to which they reveal the common computational principles across neural circuits and behaviors.