Subcortical contributions to primate forelimb movement

Year of award: 2013


  • Prof Stuart Baker

    Newcastle University

Project summary

Stuart’s research examines how brainstem and spinal circuits contribute to the control of movement in primates, including man, with a special focus on the upper limb and hand movements. As well as experiments which investigate how these centres function in healthy animals and humans, he is interested in how these subcortical systems are involved during recovery after brain lesions, such as stroke or spinal cord injury. Stuart’s lab mainly uses electrophysiological methods in human volunteer subjects and in awake behaving monkeys, and is interested in novel mathematical methods for analysis of neural data.