bestmannlab

"thinking is easy, acting is difficult. to act on what we think is troublesome " - goethe

  • July 2017 Jimmy will give the Wellcome Centre Brain meeting on laminar inference with meg
    Can we non-invasively resolve signals from different cortical layers in...

  • May 2017 Louise has passed her viva!
    Big thanks to Emra Duzel and Hanneke den Ouden for...

  • June 2017 Sven and Jimmy will teach a neuroscience module at Tohoku University, Japan
    Looking forward to go to Tohoku University in Japan soon,...

  • June 2017 New paper on methods for laminar-resolved MEG
    Our new paper "Non-invasive laminar inference with MEG: Comparison of...

  • June 2017 New paper on directional tDCS effects: modelling and validation
    Our new paper on directional tDCS is online as preprint...

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Without movement or action, all of our thoughts would remain silent. Yet how our perception, thoughts and decisions turn into actions remains one of the big questions in neuroscience. Our vision is to understand the neural processes through which we plan, execute and evaluate our movement.

One of the unresolved questions that have bedazzled neuroscientists ever since Charles Sherrington provided the first detailed ‘motor map’ of the primate motor cortex is: "How does our brain transform our thoughts into actions?"

Addressing this question is important for understanding how we make normal healthy movements, but will also prove critical to understanding the pathophysiology of disorders of movement control, such as Parkinson's Disease, Depression or Stroke.