"To move things is all that mankind can do… for such the sole executant is muscle, whether in whispering a syllable or in felling a forest"
Our research aims to understand the mechanisms responsible for the planning, execution, and learning of complex movement sequences
. Behaviors as diverse as interacting with a computer, speaking, and playing a Bach cello sonata depend critically on the ability of the brain to string together muscle contractions into a chain of motor acts that is executed with flawless timing in one fluid performance. Such sequences are the foundation on which most of our behavior is built
, yet they remain poorly understood – almost a century after Sherrington's lecture.
It is our core belief that we can better understand the mechanisms by which our brain interacts with the environment by accurately track
rs, and correlating them to the underlying electrophysiology.
We hope to use our insights to better understand, diagnose, and treat motor disorders.