"thinking is easy, acting is difficult. to act on what we think is troublesome " - goethe
Nov 2015 New paper accepted in Neuroimage, with Vincenzo Romei and Gregor Thut
Our new paper "Causal evidence that intrinsic beta frequency is...
Nov 2015 New MSc students joining our lab
Welcome to Roeland Heerema, Jem Bhatt, and Jeff Inglis, who...
Nov 2015 Sven will speak at the “Updates in tDCS Clinical Trials” meeting in NYC
Oct 2015 Our four posters at this year’s SfN conference in chicago
438.18/AA11: A computational neurostimulation model of the nonlinear effects of tDCS...
Sept 2015 sven has been elected as Vice chair of the young academy of europe
Sven was elected as new Vice Chair of the Young Academy...
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.