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Laboratory of Sensorimotor Integration

Dr Eskandar | CV | Recent Publications | Links

Emad N. Eskandar, M.D. 
Laboratory of Sensorimotor Integration
Edwards 4
Research Interests:
  The basal ganglia play a critical but enigmatic role in many aspects of brain function including movement, motivation, reward, and addiction. The vast number of neurologic disorders such as Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, Tourette syndrome, dystonia, and schizophrenia, that involve the basal ganglia are a testament to the importance of this role. However, defining precisely the role of the basal ganglia in the normal control of movement or motivation is surprisingly difficult. The goal of the experiments described here is to explore the role of basal ganglia in adaptive learning and motor control in awake-behaving primates and in human subjects undergoing surgery. Our lab is uniquely positioned to investigate basal ganglia function in nonhuman primates and in humans undergoing surgery for movement disorders.
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