bestmannlab

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

  • Oct 2017 Haya Akkad and Eve Gregoriou have joined the lab
    Welcome to both Eve and Haya who will work on...

  • Sept 2017 Sven will talk at the annual BrainDiSC conference in Freiburg
    Sven will talk about models and brain stimulation at the...

  • Oct 2017 Congrats to Isabella Varsavsky for getting a distinction for her MSc
    Great achievement for Isabella to get a distinction, including her...

  • Sept 2017 Come to the BrainBox Initiative Conference 2017
    Come to our meeting: BrainBox Initiative Conference 2017, For Non-Invasive,...

  • July 2017 Jimmy will give the Wellcome Centre Brain meeting on laminar inference with meg
    Can we non-invasively resolve signals from different cortical layers in...

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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.