Becoming a Neurophysiologist

Becoming a Neurophysiologist

About This Video

This video describes the academic journey of Dr. Rizzolatti as a neurophysiologist. He describes that he was trained as a visual neurophysiologist and became interested in the motor system while performing research related to eye movements. This background allowed him to approach the motor cortex in a different way and identify part of the neurons in the motor cortext as 'sensory' neurons in that they responded to extraneous stimuli.
Tags:
neurophysiology, Mirror Neurons
Duration:
00:02:49