We invite bright, open-minded graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and young professionals to apply for admission to the Motor Control Summer School # XIV (MCSS-XIV). MCSS-XIV will be a five-day event, July 9 – 14, 2017. It will include an arrival day (July 9), three days of sessions (July 10-13), and a departure day (July 14). We plan to bring together 6-10 faculty and 30-40 students selected from the pool of applicants.

The preliminary list of speakers:

Antonio Bicchi (IIT, Pisa, Italy)
Anatol Feldman (University of Montreal, Canada) Mark Latash (Penn State University, USA)
Mindy Levin (McGill University, Canada)
Monica Perez (University of Miami, USA)
Robert Sainburg (Penn State University, USA) Marco Santello (Arizona State University, USA) Gregor Schöner (Rühr University, Germany)
John Rothwell (University College of London, UK)

The program will include interactive seminars led by the faculty. Poster sessions will run throughout the meeting including the evening hours.

Each participant will pay his/her expenses. There will be no tuition fee, and the speakers will receive no compensation for their participation. All participants will get a formal certificate of

attendance to help them get reimbursed through whatever means they have at their disposal.


We will meet in Vila Fatima in Florianopolis. The estimated rates are about R $160 (US$50) per day including meals. Please, do not contact Vila Fatima and do not make any arrangements until you get an official acceptance letter to join MCSS-XIV.

If you would like to participate in MCSS-XIV, please e-mail a letter of interest to Mark Latash ( with a single- file PDF attachment containing a statement of personal goals and a c.v. with the list of publications and presentations. If you would like to present a poster, submit a single-page abstract (PDF, font Times New Roman 12, reasonably formatted: title, names of the authors, affiliations, etc.). Abstract submission is not a pre-requisite for attendance. If you have questions regarding the organization of MCSS-XIV, travel, transfers, and accommodations, please contact Dr. Luis Mochizuki (

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 15, 2017. Earlier applications will get preference for admission. Admission decisions will be made by March 1, 2017, and those accepted will be notified by e-mail.

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