Neural Control of Coordinated Movements
My research focuses on understanding the neural computations involved in the coordination of visual orienting movements. We use neurophysiological techniques, computer modeling, and analysis of behavior in order to test specific predictions of our hypotheses. Current projects include the role of brainstem neurons in eye-head coordination, role of cerebellar Purkinje cells in motor learning processes, human eye-head coordination, and the potential role of adaptive filters in the oculomotor system. A rotation in the lab would expose graduate students to the use and care of non-human primates, neurophysiological techniques, analysis of human and non-human behavioral data and use of computer models to generate testable predictions.
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