CNS Affiliate Wilsaan Joiner: Exploring sensory inputs and motor actions

Wilsaan Joiner, PhD, in front of computer showing his research results

Wilsaan Joiner, PhD, recently joined the UC Davis neuroscience community as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior and School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology. Joiner is particularly interested in how sensory inputs guide our motor actions and vice versa; for example, how ballet dancers possess a precise sense of where their bodies are in space and how they make very fine body movements. Joiner hopes that this type of information may some day help the development of better prosthetics for amputees and treatment for certain psychiatric illnesses.

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