bestmannlab

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

  • May 2017 Louise has passed her viva!
    Big thanks to Emra Duzel and Hanneke den Ouden for...

  • June 2017 Sven and Jimmy will teach a neuroscience module at Tohoku University, Japan
    Looking forward to go to Tohoku University in Japan soon,...

  • June 2017 New paper on methods for laminar-resolved MEG
    Our new paper "Non-invasive laminar inference with MEG: Comparison of...

  • June 2017 New paper on directional tDCS effects: modelling and validation
    Our new paper on directional tDCS is online as preprint...

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

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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.