Department of Exercise Sciences


Movement Neuroscience

Research about how the normal and injured brain controls movement and is changed through learning and practice is carried out in the Movement Neuroscience Laboratory.

Why Study Movement Neuroscience?


Driving a car, typing a letter, buttoning a shirt, these are all feats of movement that most of us take for granted. However, a marked loss of movement function has debilitating consequences for individuals with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia or after a brain injury, which may occur with cerebral palsy or following a stroke or other trauma. An appreciation of neuroscience principles underlying the preparation, planning and execution of movement can lead to a structured approach for developing novel rehabilitation strategies for people with impaired movement ability. The development of novel rehabilitation strategies is the goal of our research.

Find out more about Movement Neuroscience staff and graduate students, and their research.

Or contact:

Winston Byblow
Email: w.byblow@auckland.ac.nz

Find out more about Professor Winston Byblow's research by reading his Take 10 interview.