I am interested in how brain structure and function vary among species to mediate different cognitive and motor skills. One focus of my research is on understanding the comparative neurochemical organization of brainstem and cerebellar structures that mediate balance, posture and movement and analyzing how this organization may vary with development, learning, aging, gender or neurological disease. I am also interested in how these systems have changed over evolution, and am comparing brainstem and cerebellar organization in humans and apes. A second research interest is comparative neuroanatomy of the claustrum, a subcortical structure that works closely with the cerebral cortex.
Education and Training:
Other, Sabbatical, University College, London (1995)