Most of my work has focused on prehensioGraspEDITn and the control of hand preshaping in humans. In order to understand the brain processes behind the organization of a grasp, my collaborators and I use motion tracking, patient populations, transcranial magnetic stimulation, brain mapping techniques and computational analysis.




Another of my interests is the neural bases of Creativity. While it is JL-S4-2yet early to  fully describe many of the processes that are involved while brains create new  images, tools and concepts, it is perhaps feasible to begin to understand what it is that brains do when they perceive and produce artistic compositions.

In collaboration with Nestor Gil of the Lafayette Art Department, my students and I have begun exploring the process of drawing with motion tracking techniques.