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Mitchell Glickstein

Mitchell Glickstein


Mitchell Glickstein


Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience; University College London

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Personal Statement

My research interests are in the role of the brain in sensory motor guidance; in particular the structure and function of pathways that link the cerebral cortex and superior colliculus to the cerebellum. One of the largest circuits through the human brain is a pathway that originates in the cerebral cortex and relays information to the cerebellum by way of the pontine nuclei. My particular interest is in vision. In the past we have identified the cells of origin of the cortico-pontine fibres in the cerebral cortex and recorded the visual response properties of its cells. Now we are using the electron microscope to determine the distribution of fibre size in that pathway, with a view to relating differences in fibre size to differences in function.

Related Publications, by Category

Theory of Action

Perceptual Basis of Action

Intrinsic Basis of Action