As a systems neurophysiology lab, we are interested in the way neural activity drives behavior. Since behavior is generated by neural activity
there is a temporal correspondence between them. Our goal is to describe this time- varying relation and to discover fundamental organization
principles linking neural activity to behavior.
Our research program is centered on the relation between cerebral cortical activity and arm movement. Over the last 20 years, we have found that there
is a very good representation of the armís trajectory in the collective firing pattern of frontal cortical activity. This representation is
robust, predictive and contains many of the behavioral invariants characteristic of natural arm movement.
Research projects in our laboratory are based on this cortical trajectory