bestmannlab

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

  • April 2017 Archy will give the Brain Meeting at the WTCN on April 28th
    Archy will talk about his work at the WTCN brain...

  • March 2017 Archy de Berker has successfully passed his viva!
    Archy withstood a barrage of question from Tim Behrens and...

  • April 2017 New opinion article published in Brain Stimulation
    Our new opinion article "Are current flow models for transcranial...

  • Jan 2017 Congrats to Ana Saraiva for passing her viva and becoming a PhD!
    Ana Saraiva is now a doctor - having passed the...

  • Jan 2017 Sven will talk about Computational Neurostimulation in Dresden
    Sven will speak about "'Understanding and predicting the behavioural consequences...

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A fundamental feature of our behaviour is the ability to flexibly and efficiently prepare and specify our actions in response to changes in the world. Our current research focuses on how our brain transforms our decisions and thoughts into purposeful and efficient actions.

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 the brain enables interaction with an ever-changing and uncertain world, and how this ability declines with ageing or in pathological conditions that are characterised by impairments of both action and cognition, such as Parkinson’s Disease, Depression, or Stroke.