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About the Motor Performance Laboratory

Motor Performance Laboratory, Columbia University

Tomoko Kitago, MD

Columbia University
Division of Movement Disorders
Department of Neurology
College of Physicians and Surgeons

The Motor Performance Laboratory is a research facility dedicated to the study of the neural basis of limb movement control in health and neurologic disease. Specific areas
of research include:
  • Mechanisms of motor learning

  • The role of motor learning in adaptation to progressive brain dysfunction caused by neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease

  • The role of motor learning in recovery of motor function after stroke

Our research program's goals include:

Motor Performance Laboratory
  • understand how brain lesions and neurodegenerative disorders produce abnormal movements

  • To identify objective manifestations of disease for diagnostic purposes and to monitor the effects of treatment

  • To design improved rehabilitation strategies

  • To gain insight, through the effects of disease, into the mechanisms of normal motor control
Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, New YorkThe laboratory is located in the Neurological Institute at the Health Sciences Campus of Columbia University in New York City. It is directed by Dr. Pietro Mazzoni.

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