bestmannlab

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

  • march 2016 New paper on tdcs and value decisions in press in Scientific reports
    Our paper "Selective alteration of human value decisions with medial...

  • Feb 2016 Our paper The Evidence Information Service for evidence-based policy now in press
    Our paper "The Evidence Information Service as a new platform...

  • Feb 2016 New paper “Computations of uncertainty mediate acute stress responses in humans” accepted
    Archy's paper "Computations of uncertainty mediate acute stress responses in...

  • Jan 2016 Sven and Inge are presenting at joint NTT-UCL meeting in Hon-Atsugi, Japan
    Sven and Inge will present their work at the joint...

  • Nov 2015 New paper accepted in Neuroimage, with Vincenzo Romei and Gregor Thut
    Our new paper "Causal evidence that intrinsic beta frequency is...

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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.