Alumni of the Laboratory for Computational Motor Control


Thrishantha Nanayakkara


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Thrishantha Nanayakkara, 2001


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Thrishantha Nanayakkara, June 2002


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Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Maurice Smith, and Vincent Huang, 2003


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Sherwin Hua, Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Reza Shadmehr, Bardia Behabadi, Vincent Huang, Siavash Vaziri, Maurice Smith, Opher Donchin, EunJung Hwang, Stephanie Wainscott, and Haiyin Chen-Harris.  Thrishantha’s farewell lunch, July 2003.


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EunJung Hwang, Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Haiyin Chen-Harris, and Stephanie Wainscott, 2003.


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Thrishantha Nanayakkara and Andrea Green, Lab dinner, San Diego 2007.


Thrishantha joined the lab in 2001 as a postdoc after completing a PhD in Control and Robotics from Saga University, Sri Lanka.  In our lab he worked on the ability of the brain to predict consequences of motor commands and used saccades as a measure of that prediction.  He subsequently became a Radcliff Fellow at Harvard University.  He is currently Associate Professor at the Division of Engineering, King’s College London.


The results of his research were published in the following papers:


Saccade adaptation in response to altered arm dynamics. T Nanayakkara, and R Shadmehr (2003) Journal of Neurophysiology 90:4016-4021. Abstract  


A real-time state predictor in motor control: study of saccadic eye movements during unseen reaching movements. G Ariff, O Donchin, T Nanayakkara, and R Shadmehr (2002) Journal of Neuroscience 22:7721-7729.  Abstract