Movement is the ultimate goal purpose of the brain. If we weren't able to act on the world, we would not possess a nervous system. Our laboratory is therefore trying to understand how the brain controls movements and how it changes with motor learning or after motor recovery after strokes. We also work on understanding motor control in the larger context of human cognition, as the two are intimately related. How the brain organise complex actions? How does the cerebellum (a classical motor control structure) contribute to mental function in general?
Because studying the brain demands technical and statistical sophistication, the lab also has developed a number of methodological innovations, including fMRI-compatible robotic device for imaging research, and analysis tools for MRI and behavioural data. Here some current (top) and some older (bottom) research projects and technical developments.