bestmannlab

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

  • Aug 2018 Sven will speak at the NYC Neuromodulation conference
    Sven will give two talks and chair two sessions at...

  • Sept 2018 New paper “Preparation of Movement” by Haith & Bestmann is now in press
    Our chapter "Preparation of Movement", written with Adrian Heath, is now...

  • July 2018 Sven is taking part in a panel discussion on Citizen Science at ESOF 2018
    Sven will join a panel discussion "Citizens and science advice...

  • July 2018 New OPM paper accepted in NeuroImage
    New paper accepted in NeuroImage: "Cognitive neuroscience using wearable magnetometer...

  • July 2018 Welcome to our new Post-doc Carys Evans
    Carys has joined the lab for a 3 year Post-doc...

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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 impairments of movement control, such as occurring after Stroke.