The Visuomotor Neuroscience Lab, York University, Toronto

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It is sometimes said that the biological purpose of the brain is to generate behaviour. On the other hand, about half of the cerebral cortex is devoted to vision-related functions. It follows that the neural mechanisms that transform vision into commands for behaviour are central to brain function. The corollary of this is that visual-motor functions are central to most daily activities, and are frequently compromised by neurological disorders and injuries. We are particularly interested in the spatial aspects of these processes: how the brain represents and updates objects in short-term spatial memory and then transforms this information into plans for action in three-dimensional space. To study this, we employ modeling, psychophysics, neurophysiology, fMRI, TMS, MEG and experiments with patients. For more information on the philosophy behind our research and training, see this interview   


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