This group is for anyone who wants to learn about and discuss the science and philosophy of cognition, behavior, and the brain. Most seminars involve a presentation with intermittent discussion. Neuroscience seminars assume a basic understanding of neuron function and brain structure (http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/).
There is reading material for each meeting, usually a journal article. We focus on recently published articles so that our discussions run parallel to the big conversations in neuroscience and cognitive science today. Occassionally we read classic papers to help us weave the big conversations into the bigger conversation of history.
We will discuss the Nature Reviews Neuroscience article "Functional role of the supplementary and pre-supplementary motor areas" (http://bit.ly/2VX9Kkh).
Please read this brief article, as there may not be a detailed presentation of it at the meeting.
This topic relates to our previous discussion of cerebellar functions and mechanisms, especially with regard to motor planning and coordinated action.