Laboratory for Computational Motor Control
Yousef Salimpour, 2010
Lab dinner, Memorial day, 2012
Society for Neuroscience, 2012
Society for Neuroscience, 2013
Society for Neuroscience, 2014
Yousef joined the lab in 2010 as a postdoctoral fellow, after completing his PhD in Electrical Engineering with a thesis in cortical neurophysiology from the Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Tehran.† During his postdoctoral period in our lab, he studied neural basis of effort evaluation in the brain.† He made a number of discoveries regarding the neural basis of effort evaluation.† In particularly, he discovered that in Parkinsonís disease, it was possible to use non-invasive cortical stimulation of the motor cortex to alter the perception of effort and improve the motor symptoms.† He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in 2014.† He subsequently became a Research Associate at the Functional Neurosurgery Unit of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
His results were published in the following papers:
Changes in corticospinal excitability during reach adaptation in force fields. Jean-Jacques Orban de Xivry, Mohammad Ali Ahmadi-Pajouh, Michele D Harran, Youseph Salimpour, and Reza Shadmehr (2013) Journal of Neurophysiology 109:124-136.
Altering effort costs in Parkinson's disease with non-invasive cortical stimulation. Yousef Salimpour, Zoltan K Mari, and Reza Shadmehr (2015) Journal of Neuroscience,35:12287-12302.
Pavan Vaswani, Jennie Choi, Reza Shadmehr, Thomas Reppert, David Herzfeld, and Yousef Salimpour, Baltimore, 2012