bestmannlab

Perception, cognition, and action selection have traditionally been considered (and studied) as largely independent processes. The brain, however, is unlikely to adhere to these text book divisions, and activity deployment in the brain does not follow these boundaries.     We study how our brain forms decisions, and how these control our movements in an ever-changing world.  To this end, we constantly seek to develop novel approaches and methods in service of our questions.

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Funding

Funded Projects

BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship (2008-2013). Principal Investigator. “Biasing influence on the motor system during action preparation: a multimodal neuroimaging-computationally informed approach.

European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (2011-2016). Principal Investigator. “Action Selection under Contextual Uncertainty: the Role of Learning and Effective Connectivity in the Human Brain.”

BBSRC international partnering award (2011-2015). Principal Investigator. “Establishing a trans-atlantic partnership for studying the neural networks for motor skill learning in the human brain”

Wellcome Trust Post-doctoral Training Fellowship for Clinicians (2015-2019). Simon Little "An investigation into the neurocomputational role of brain oscillations in human motor control for health and disease"

Marie Skłodowska-Curie research Fellowship (2015-2017). Inge Volman. "Emotional Actions"

Sources of funding

Medical Research Council (MRC)

Brain Research Trust

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship Programme