Researcher Profile

Joern Diedrichsen

Joern Diedrichsen


Western Research Chair

BMI Core Member

Computer Science, Statistics


Associated Websites:

Diedrichsen Lab

Contact Information:
(519) 661-2111 x86994

Research Areas

Cognition and behaviour

Computational brain sciences

Imaging methods

Perception and action


In the motor control group, we are studying how the brain learns to produce skilful movements. What are the computational principles that underlie the control and learning of these movements? Which brain areas are involved? How does the brain compensate after damage? We are using a combination of behavioral experiments in humans, functional imaging, and brain stimulation. A special focus of our group is the use of computational models to link these levels in a theory-driven manner.