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The Sobell Department of Movement Neuroscience and Motor Disorders, Institute of Neurology, UCL


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The main area of research of the group is testing predictions from theoretical models of action execution and action perception in both healthy human subjects and in patients with a variety of different movement disorders. My research includes theoretical work, human neuroimaging studies, both magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), behavioural studies and the analysis of single cell and local field potential (LFP) recordings recorded from the Macaque monkey. In addition to the group's research on action perception and action execution I am also active in research on novel analyses of MEG and EEG datasets and I am an author of the SPM software for neuroimaging data analyses. I have applied the statistical method of random field theory to neurophysiological data so that researchers are now able to report results with corrected statistics. 

Recent News

  • New Grants and People
    We have recently been awarded a number of new grants and fellowships.

    We have recently been awarded a MRC project grant in collaboration with Dr Mark Edwards entitled “The importance of precision: a model for movement and movement disorders.” 

    Dr Sasha Ondobaka was awarded a Rubicon Fellowship from the NWO to come and work in the group in collaboration with Prof. Karl Friston.

    Maria Gkotski was awarded an Onassis Foundation Fellowship to study for a PhD in the group

    Dr Federica Visco Comandini was awarded a Fellowship from La Sapienza to come and study in the group

    In addition, Clare Palmer (Wellcome Trust)  and Eleanor Palser (ESRC/MRC) have both started their PhDs in the group.
    Posted 14 Oct 2014, 05:50 by James Kilner
  • Relating the “mirrorness” of mirror neurons to their origins
    I have uploaded a version of Karl Friston and my response to Cook et al.'s BBS target article "Mirror Neurons: From Origin to Function" which can be found here
    Posted 30 Apr 2014, 05:46 by James Kilner
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