Our laboratory investigates how the brain turns thought into voluntary behaviors and how that knowledge can be used to help persons with paralysis. We study how populations of neurons represent and transform information as a motor plan becomes movement. This approach has required the creation of a novel recording array to study neural ensembles. With the knowledge we have gained about movement representation, we have translated our findings to a clinical application in which humans with paralysis can use their neurons directly to control devices.

Professor of Neuroscience
Phone: +1 401 863 2701
Phone 2: +1 401 863 1054
E-mail: John_Donoghue@Brown.EDU

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The 15th Annual Discover Magazine
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