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

  • 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...

  • May 2018 Sven will present at the Carolina Neurostimulation Conference
    Sven will present at the Carolina Neurostimulation Conference, in Chapel...

  • May 2018 Sven will speak at the opening of MEG Birmingham
    Sven will speak at the opening day of the new...

  • January 2018 Sven to talk at the 2018 Meeting of the minds conference
    Sven will give the keynote lecture on models and brain...

  • 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...

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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.