The late Antoinette Gentile, Professor Emerita of Movement Sciences, was a leader in movement sciences and neuromotor research who championed the revolutionary concept of "neuroplasticity," which holds that, following trauma, the brain can recover certain physical functions by switching the brain activity that governs it to new, uninjured regions. Neuroplasticity launched a new era in treating movement disorders. It underlies much of today's brain research, including the research conducted at NRL.
On April 6th, 2019, leading experts in movement sciences and rehabilitation honored Ann’s memory during a one day conference held at Teachers College. The conference was co-sponsored by the Physical Therapy Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Speakers presented a contemporary analysis of research and clinical applications for locomotor training in rehabilitation.
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