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
Distinct patterns of cortical manifold expansion and contraction underlie human sensorimotor adaptation.
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
Spontaneous behavioural recovery following stroke relates to the integrity of sensory and association cortices
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
The influence of movement-related costs when searching to act and acting to search.
Moskowitz, J.B., Berger, S.A., Fooken, J., Castelhano, M.S., Gallivan, J.P. & Flanagan, J.R.
Journal of Neurophysiology
Whole-brain dynamics of human sensorimotor adaptation.
Standage, D.I., Areshenkoff, C.N., Gale, D.J., Nashed, J.Y., Flanagan, J.R. & Gallivan, J.P.
Neural excursions from low-dimensional manifold structure explain patterns of learning during human sensorimotor adaptation
Areshenkoff, C.A., Gale, D.J., Standage, D., Nashed, J.Y., Flanagan, J.R., & Gallivan, J.P.
Human variation in error-based and reinforcement motor learning is associated with entorhinal volume
de Brouwer, A. J., Areshenkoff, C.A., Rashid, M.R., Flanagan, J.R., Poppenk, J.P. & Gallivan, J.P.
Human somatosensory cortex is modulated during motor planning
Gale, D.J., Flanagan, J.R. & Gallivan, J.P.
The Journal of Neuroscience
Muting, not fragmentation, of functional brain networks under general anesthesia
Areshenkoff, C.A., Nashed, J.Y., Hutchison, R.M., Hutchison, M., Levy, R., Cook, D.J., Menon, R.S., Everling, S. & Gallivan, J.P.
Reaching for known unknowns: Rapid reach decisions accurately reflect the future state of dynamic probabilistic information
Wiskpinski, N.J., Stone, S.A., Bertrand, J.K., Zuk, A.A., Lavoie, E. B., Gallivan, J.P. & Chapman, C.S.
Motor planning modulates neural activity patterns in early human auditory cortex
Gale, D.J., Areshenkoff, C.A., Honda, C., Johnsrude, I. S., Flanagan, J.R. & Gallivan, J.P.
Motor memories in manipulation tasks are linked to contact goals between objects
McGarity-Shipley, M., Heald, J., Ingram, J., Gallivan, J.P., Wolpert, D.M., & Flanagan, JR.
The Journal of Neurophysiology
Dynamic reconfiguration, fragmentation and integration of whole-brain modular structure across depths of unconsciousness
Standage, D., Areshenkoff, C.N., Nashed, J.Y., Hutchison, R.M., Hutchison, M., Heinke, D., Menon, R.S., Everling, S., & Gallivan, J.P.
Human decision making anticipates future performance in motor learning
Moskowitz, J., Gale, D.J., Gallivan, J.P., Wolpert, D.M. & Flanagan, J.R.
PLoS Computational Biology
Centre for Neuroscience Studies
Departments of Psychology &
Biomedical and Molecular Sciences