Dr Steve Edgley

University Position


I?m interested in how movements are controlled. Our everyday movements are performed with little conscious thought and are remarkably precise. Despite what the textbooks tell you, the way in which this is accomplished is poorly understood. I work at several levels, the main ones being at the level of spinal circuits, and at the level of the cerebellar information processing. My spinal cord work has involved interneurone circuits, recently commissural neurones that connect the two sides of the cord. My cerebellar work has used electrophysiological approaches to examine what inputs influence cerebellar neurones and how information is processed in the circuit. This work has examined how the climbing fibre system behaves, and more recently, how Golgi cells are activated in relation to the local granule and Purkinje cells.

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