bestmannlab

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

  • May 2018 New paper on Dopamine and adaptation accepted in eNeuro
    Our paper "Pharmacological dopamine manipulation does not alter reward-based improvements...

  • May 2018 Welcome to Jenny Lee, who has started her PhD with Nick Ward and us
    Jenny will look at the critical window for recovery in...

  • may 2018 new paper on Forced-Excursion Model of Decision-Making accepted in eneuro
    New paper "Neurodynamic Evidence Supports a Forced-Excursion Model of Decision-Making under...

  • March 2018 New paper on wearable MEG is now published in Nature
    Our collaborative paper on a new wearable MEG system is...

  • August 2018 Sven will talk at the NYC Neuromodulation Meeting & NANS Summer Series
    Sven will give two lectures at this year's joint meeting of...

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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.