Basal ganglia and cortex in health and disease.
Research in my lab focuses on three primary questions:
- What does the basal ganglia contribute to the control of movement and executive function in healthy individuals?
- What physiologic processes underlie the signs of basal ganglia-related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonia?
- How does deep brain stimulation (DBS) work to alleviate symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, OCD/Tourette’s, and an expanding array of other clinical applications?