Aditya Murthy

Centre for Neuroscience
Research Areas: 
Brain, motor control, behaviour
Research Highlights: 

The brain is the most complex information processing systems known to man and considerable neural machineryis devoted to making visuo-motor tasks such as reaching and grasping seem effortless. Our lab studies the neural and computational basis of movement planning and control with an emphasis to understand the basis of flexibility and control that is the hallmark of intelligent action. From the perspective of behavior we seek to understand the nature of computations that enable motor control; from the perspective of the brain we seek to understand the contribution of circumscribed neural circuits to motor behavior; and by recording the electrical activity of neurons and muscles we seek to understand how such computational processes are implemented by the brain. Our research interests span the fields of visual perception, decision-making, and the generation of motor behavior and involve the application of cognitive/psychophysical, neuropsychological and electrophysiological techniques in human and non-human primates.We anticipate that in the long term this work will be useful to understand the basis of different motor disorders and develop brain machine interface systems that are only beginning to be exploited as engineering and brain sciences are starting to increasingly interface.