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Movement is the only way we have of interacting with the world, whether foraging for food or attracting a waiter's attention. Indeed, all communication, including speech, sign language, gestures and writing, is mediated via the motor system. Taking this viewpoint, the purpose of the human brain is to use sensory signals to determine future actions. The goal of our lab is to understand the computational principles underlying human sensorimotor control.

In the group we use theoretical studies, computer simulations, human experiments to examine the basis of skilled motor behaviour.

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Dec 17 Wolpert-lab will move to the Zuckerman Mind Brain and Behavior Institute at Columbia University in Summer 2018.
Jun 16 Daniel Wolpert gives the Talairach Lecture this year at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Interview by Niko Kriegeskorte
Nov 15 David Franklin to take up an Associate Professorship at the Technical University of Munich
Nov 15 Daniel McNamee awarded a 4 year Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship
Mar 13 Daniel Wolpert appointed to the Royal Society Noreen Murray Research Professorship in Neurobiology
May 12 Gergo OrbŠn received a prestigious 'Momentum' Young Investigator Award to take up Faculty Position at Department of Theoretical Physics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest.
May 12 Ian Howard to take up a Senior Lectureship in Software Engineering and Cognitive Robotics at the University of Plymouth.
Apr 12 Daniel Wolpert elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
Feb 12 Daniel Wolpert receives a 7-year Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award
Nov 11 Daniel Wolpert's TED talk "The real reason for brains" appears on and on YouTube
Nov 11 Daniel Wolpert receives the Minerva Foundation Golden Brain Award
July 10 David Franklin awarded a 5-year Research Career Development Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Science from the Wellcome Trust
March 10 Lab featured in the Kavli Foundation Newsletter
Dec 09 Daniel Wolpert appears on the Charlie Rose Bloomberg TV Special on The Acting Brain with Eric Kandel, John Krakauer, Tom Jessell and Robert Brown. Watch the special here.
Oct 09 Daniel Wolpert gives the Fred Kavli Distinguished International Scientist Lecture at the 2009 Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago. Video now available.
Sept 09 Arbora Resulaj's paper on changes-of-mind appears in Nature with a story behind the paper
Aug 09 Daniel Braun awarded Hans Spemann prize from the Alberts-Ludwig-Universitšt Freiburg for his PhD.
July 09 Aldo Faisal to take up Lectureship in Neuroscience at Imperial College London jointly between the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science.
May 09 Daniel Wolpert gives a Plenary talk at 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2009) Kobe, Japan

Lab Support

The Wellcome Trust
Human Frontiers Science Program

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