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Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research

Our research

Good vision depends critically on the central pathways in the brain that process visual information and control movements of our eyes, head and body. These central visual pathways underlie our ability to perform routine yet sophisticated acts of sensorimotor coordination, such as reading a book, preparing a meal with family, walking down the street, or recognizing a friend. Conversely, problems with these central pathways are responsible for some of the most common, disruptive, and costly visual dysfunctions, as evident in cerebral visual impairment, attention deficit disorders and Parkinson’s disease, among others. The goal of the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research is to understand the brain systems that underlie these visual abilities, to identify how abnormalities in these visual circuits can cause disorders of sensory-motor coordination, perception, and cognition, and to use this knowledge to develop novel and more effective therapies.


Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research key staff

Key staff table
Name Title Email Phone
Bevil R. Conway, Ph.D. Senior Investigator 301-594-3238
Edmond J. FitzGibbon, M.D. Staff Clinician 301-496-7144
Okihide Hikosaka, M.D., Ph.D. Distinguished Investigator 301-496-9375
Richard Krauzlis, Ph.D. Senior Investigator 301-496-9375
Hendrikje Nienborg, M.D., Ph.D. Investigator 301-496-3549

Last updated: December 30, 2021