to the Jones Lab
Broadly speaking, our research interests are the
neurobiology of learning and memory and neural plasticity after brain
damage. Our past research has focused on three main
- How does the brain change in response to
altered behavioral experience?
- How does the brain change in adaptation to
- How do behavioral experiences influence brain
adaptation to injury?
The brain bases of learning
and memory and of behavioral adaptation to brain damage are heavily
interactive. Understanding the nature of their ineractions is the major focus of our current work. We have two major lines of research. The first uses
a model system approach to understand neural mechanisms of behavioral
compensation for brain damage, including stroke. The second is
heavily guided by the first and focuses on the use of motor
rehabilitation, alone and in combination with other therapies, to drive
more effective neural and behavioral adaptation to brain damage.
after brain damage
for driving restorative neural plasticity after stroke