Programme 2022

Welcome and Opening Remarks (Session A): 11:55am
Simon Gandevia – Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)

Session A: 12pm-1:30pm

Chairperson: Martin Héroux – Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).

12:00-12:15pmSophia JenzNorthwestern University, Chicago, USASex differences in persistent inward currents – the potential role of estradiol
12:15-12:30pmBenjamin GoodlichGriffith University, Gold Coast, Australia5-HT2 receptors play a critical role in motor unit discharge rate in humans
12:30-12:45pmSourav ChandraNorthwestern University, Chicago, USALongitudinal tracking of motor unit activities using novel tattoo electrode
12:45-1pmJames O’LoughlinEdith Cowan University, Western AustraliaCan virtual scenarios induce acute anxiety within an experimental setting?
1:00-1:15pmNishadi GamageUniversity of Adelaide, South AustraliaAlterations in bilateral neuromuscular properties following a single bout of acute unilateral resistance exercise training (RET) in healthy older adults
1:15-1:30pmHarrison FinnNeuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Randwick, AustraliaPain during cervical transcutaneous stimulation: anode location matters, waveform frequency might not matter

BREAK 1:30PM – 1:55PM

Session B: 2:00-3:30pm

Session B Opening Remarks: 1:55pm
Chairperson: Janet Taylor – Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

2:00-2:15pmAnne E Palermo Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Randwick, Australia Inspiratory muscle training protocol comparison for individuals with SCI: a secondary analysis
2:15-2:30pmMichelle HuntleyCurtin University, Perth, AustraliaMultisensory information: Does it help or hinder motor execution
2:30-2:45pmBenjamin Miller-MillsThe University of Queensland, Brisbane, AustraliaImplicit audiomotor adaptation
2:45-3:00pmAlastair LoutitNeuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Randwick, Australia Discriminating object thickness: do we need tactile cues?
3:00-3:15pmTrevor AllenMonash University, Melbourne, AustraliaThe contribution of muscle spindles to forearm position sense measured using three different methods
3:15-3:30pmGeorgia FisherNeuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Randwick, Australia Proprioceptive judgements of grasped objects: consistency is key

BREAK 3:30PM – 3:55PM

Session C: 4:00-5:45pm

Session C Opening Remarks: 3:55pm
Chairperson: Harrison Finn – Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).

4:00-4:15pmTyler HendersonGriffith University, Gold Coast, AustraliaThe effect of 5-HT2 receptor antagonism on human corticospinal and spinal-motoneuronal excitability during elbow flexions of different intensities
4:15-4:30pmMerrick LiaoThe University of Adelaide, AustraliaDorsal premotor cortex influences I-wave excitability in primary motor cortex of young and older adults
4:30-4:45pmDylan CurtinMonash University, Melbourne, AustraliaDopamine D2 receptor blockade eliminates exercise-induced changes in cortical inhibition and excitation
4:45-5:00pmSimon WeberUniversity of Tasmania, Hobart, AustraliaDissociating attentional capture from action cancelation in the stop signal task
5:00-5:15pmSamuele ContemoriUniversity of Queensland, Brisbane, AustraliaA common subcortical pathway for express and long-latency visuomotor responses in humans?
5:15-5:30pmRebecca HealeyUniversity of Tasmania, Hobart, AustraliaInvestigating age-related changes in perceptual and motor inhibition in the upper and lower limb
5:30-5:45pmSteven PhuNeuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Randwick, AustraliaImpact of pathological conditions on postural reflex latency and adaptability following unpredictable perturbations: A systematic review and meta-analysis