bestmannlab

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

  • Nov 2017 New paper on methods for non-invasive laminar inference with MEG in press now
    Our paper "Non-invasive laminar inference with MEG: Comparison of methods...

  • Nov 2017 New Primer on Transcranial electrical stimulation in press in Current Biology
    Our Primer on "Transcranial electrical stimulation" with Vincent Walsh is...

  • Nov 2017 We welcome new MSc student Clarissa Bachmann to the lab
    Clarissa has joined the lab to conduct her MSc research...

  • Nov 2017 New paper on tDCS and current flow direction accepted in Brain Stimulation
    New paper "tDCS changes in motor excitability are specific to...

  • Oct 2017 Haya Akkad and Eve Gregoriou have joined the lab
    Welcome to both Eve and Haya who will work on...

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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.