B.A., University of California, Berkeley
The Swann lab studies the neuroscience and neurophysiology of movement in both health and disease. Our work focuses on how different parts of the human brain interact to generate and control movements and how these processes can be disrupted in disease. We address these questions in humans using a systems neuroscience approach. We are particularly interested in movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease. To investigate these questions we use a combination of non-invasive and invasive electrophysiological methods in humans to record brain activity in both patients and healthy people. One goal of our research is to characterize neural signatures of disease to better understand pathophysiology and improve treatments, especially neuromodulatory therapies like Deep Brain Stimulation.