MAPlab Memory, Action and Perception Laboratory
Understanding the brain mechanisms by which our mental events are transformed into action remains one of the most significant and exciting challenges facing modern neuroscience. This transformation allows us the ability to interact with other individuals and objects in our surrounding environment, travel from point A to point B (walking, running, driving) and, through the hands of the most gifted artists and musicians, the ability to captivate the world. Thus, elucidating the cognitive underpinnings and neural circuits that drive our complex, goal-oriented behaviors is an important endeavor.
Our lab uses a combination of tools including behavioral measurements, functional and structural brain imaging (fMRI and MRI) and neuromodulation techniques to explore the cognitive and neural bases of a variety of processes—decision-making, perception, memory and learning—that govern the control of action. The results of our research will have applications in the study of injury and disease states that affect the mind and body.
Most recent publications from the lab
PLoS Computational Biology
Journal of Neuroscience
Journal of Vision
Gale, D.J., Areshenkoff, C.N., Standage, D.P., Nashed, J.Y., Markello, R.D., Flanagan, J.R., Smallwood, J. & Gallivan, J.P.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Nashed, J.Y., Shearer, K.T., Wang, J.Z., Chen, Y., Cook, E.E., Champagne, A.A., Coverdale, N.S., Fernandez-Ruiz, J., Striver, S.I., Gallivan, J.P & Cook, D.J.
Translational Stroke Research
Moskowitz, J.B., Berger, S.A., Fooken, J., Castelhano, M.S., Gallivan, J.P. & Flanagan, J.R.
Journal of Neurophysiology
Standage, D.I., Areshenkoff, C.N., Gale, D.J., Nashed, J.Y., Flanagan, J.R. & Gallivan, J.P.
Areshenkoff, C.A., Gale, D.J., Standage, D., Nashed, J.Y., Flanagan, J.R., & Gallivan, J.P.
de Brouwer, A. J., Areshenkoff, C.A., Rashid, M.R., Flanagan, J.R., Poppenk, J.P. & Gallivan, J.P.
Gale, D.J., Flanagan, J.R. & Gallivan, J.P.
The Journal of Neuroscience
Areshenkoff, C.A., Nashed, J.Y., Hutchison, R.M., Hutchison, M., Levy, R., Cook, D.J., Menon, R.S., Everling, S. & Gallivan, J.P.
Wiskpinski, N.J., Stone, S.A., Bertrand, J.K., Zuk, A.A., Lavoie, E. B., Gallivan, J.P. & Chapman, C.S.
Gale, D.J., Areshenkoff, C.A., Honda, C., Johnsrude, I. S., Flanagan, J.R. & Gallivan, J.P.
McGarity-Shipley, M., Heald, J., Ingram, J., Gallivan, J.P., Wolpert, D.M., & Flanagan, JR.
The Journal of Neurophysiology
Standage, D., Areshenkoff, C.N., Nashed, J.Y., Hutchison, R.M., Hutchison, M., Heinke, D., Menon, R.S., Everling, S., & Gallivan, J.P.