Human Sensory Motor Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning

The goal of my research is to understand how the brain controls voluntary movement, and how neuroplasticity in sensory and motor brain areas supports motor skill learning. Empirical studies using neurophysiological techniques such as fMRI, TMS, EEG, EMG and behavioural approaches using robotic devices to create artificial mechanical environments, are combined with theoretical studies using computational models and computer simulations to test hypotheses about motor control, neuroplasticity and motor learning.

Research on how the brain achieves motor skill learning is important not only for our basic scientific understanding of the brain but also for a number of applied domains including robotics and brain-machine interfaces. Our research could also have a direct impact in clinical settings like stroke rehabilitation, in which a greater understanding of the neural, cognitive and sensory bases of motor learning may aid in the development and refinement of novel treatment approaches.

For a description of some of the research projects underway in the lab, see the Research page.
For a full list of publications see the Publications page.

My lab is located in The Brain and Mind Institute at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.


Lab Location

Natural Sciences Centre
Rm 245G (Lab)
Western University [ map ]
Lab: 519.661.2111 x86185
Office: 519.661.2111 x82237
Fax: 519.661.3613
paul [at] gribblelab [dot] org

Shipping/Mailing Address

Professor Paul Gribble
The Brain and Mind Institute
Natural Sciences Centre, Rm 120
Department of Psychology
Western University
London, Ontario N6A 5B7
CANADA