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

  • Feb 2019 New paper on Dopamine, Timing and PD in press
    Our paper "Learning from the past and expecting the future...

  • Dec 2018 Sven will teach at the Utrecht TMS workshop

  • Jan 2019 Welcome to Lydia Mardell
    Lydia has joined the lab for her PhD rotation project

  • Nov 2018 Forget me not - our new paper on general vs special purpose models is out
    "Forget-me-some: General versus special purpose models in a hierarchical probabilistic...

  • Nov 2018 New paper in J Neurosci on value computations for quantity and quality
    Our new paper "Computing value from quality and quantity in...


Without movement or action, our thoughts would remain silent. Yet how we turn our thoughts into actions remains one of the big questions in neuroscience. Our vision is to understand the neural processes underlying the planning and execution of both healthy and pathological movement.

Behaviour is, in essence, the expression of movement. We use state-of-the-art approaches, including neurophysiology (M/EEG), MRI, non-inavsive brain stimulation, computational modelling, and fine-grained behavioural phenotyping, to understand the neural processes underpinning behavior, in both health and disease.

Our goal is to develop scientifically motivated approaches to neurologic rehabilitation, deliver step-changing improvements in outcome for patients with neurological disability due to acquired brain injury, and provide world-class training in basic and translational research for future generations of students working in academic neurorehabilitation