Seventh Motor Control summer school in Poland

Created: Sunday, 18 December 2011

We invite bright, open-minded graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and young professionals to apply for admission to the Motor Control Summer School - VII (MCSS-VII). MCSS-VII will be a five-day event, June 24 - June 28, 2010. It will include an arrival day (June 24), three days of sessions (June 25-27), and a departure day (June 28).

We plan to bring together 6-10 faculty and 25-35 students selected from the pool of applicants.

Acceptance criteria:

(1) Relevant experience reflected, in particular, in the number and quality of publications;

(2) As a rule, one-two students per research group will be accepted (including the groups led by the faculty);

(3) Preference will be given to productive, advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows;

(4) Balanced representation of different subareas such as neurophysiology, psychology, biomechanics, modeling, rehabilitation, etc.

The program will include interactive seminars led by the faculty. Students are encouraged to interrupt the speakers, ask for clarifications, and raise issues related to their own research.

There will be no tutorials; the students should know basic anatomy, muscle physiology, neurophysiology, biomechanics, basic calculus, basic operations with vectors and matrices, statistics, etc. The style of the lectures and discussions will be frank and open.

TUITION: none.

Each participant will pay his/her expenses. There will be no tuition, and the faculty will receive no compensation for their participation.

MCSS has no funds (the total budget is exactly $0) to help with travel costs.

All participants will get a formal certificate to help them get reimbursed through whatever means

they have at their disposal.


An arrangement has been made with Hotel Gawra in Wisla, (Southern Poland; can be reached via Krakow Airport and Katowice Airport). We expect the lodging+food rates to range between $300 and $350 (euro 220-250), depending on single/double occupancy for four nights including all meals. Please, do not contact the Hotel and do not make any travel arrangements until you get an official acceptance letter to join MCSS VII.


The current, tentative list of faculty includes:

Paul Cisek, Canada

Anatol Feldman, Canada

Yuri Ivanenko, Italy

Slobodan Jaric, USA

Mark Latash, USA

Mindy Levin, Canada

John Rothwell, UK

Jeroen Smeets, The Netherlands

If you would like to participate in MCSS-VII, please e-mail a letter of interest to Mark Latash (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with a single-file attachment that contains a statement of personal goals and a c.v. with the list of publications and presentations. Virus-free Word and PDF attachments are welcome.


Earlier applications will get preference for admission. Admission decisions will be made by March 15, and those accepted will be notified by e-mail.

Mark Latash, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grzegorz Juras, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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