Laboratory for Computational Motor Control


Yousef Salimpour


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Yousef Salimpour, 2010


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Lab dinner, Memorial day, 2012


Society for Neuroscience, 2012


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Society for Neuroscience, 2013


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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.


Motor costs and the coordination of the two arms. Yousef Salimpour and Reza Shadmehr (2014) Journal of Neuroscience 34:1806-1818. ThisWeekintheJournal


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.



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Pavan Vaswani, Jennie Choi, Reza Shadmehr, Thomas Reppert, David Herzfeld, and Yousef Salimpour, Baltimore, 2012