Welcome to the home page of the Sensorimotor Neuroscience Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Ramesh Balasubramaniam, PhD
Dr. Ramesh Balasubramaniam is a Professor of Cognitive & Information Sciences at the University of California, Merced.
Much of the work from our lab has been in the area of rhythm processing and the ability that humans exhibit in synchronizing their actions to external auditory and visual events. In recent years, we have been focused on the role of the motor system in music perception and cognition.
Our laboratory is engaged in fundamental work on Cognitive, Neurophysiological and Dynamical systems approaches to human action. We use the study of human motor control as a vehicle to understand the embodied nature of cognition.
We use 3-D motion capture, eye tracking, robotic exoskeletons, TMS, EEG and other electrophysiological recordings to study the brain and behavior. Our research is supported by several grants from the National Science Foundation, Office of the President of the University of California and the Blum Center.
Please click on the various links above to learn more about the work going on in our laboratory, the people engaged in this research and our various projects & publications.
If you are interested in working in the lab as a post-doc, graduate student or research volunteer please contact Dr. Balasubramaniam (ramesh at ucmerced dot edu or twitter: @rameshUCMerced)
For the academic year 2022-23, I am at CCRMA, Stanford University.