February 27, 2014 at 3:52 am

Seminar: Interactions Between Pain Processing and Motor Function, April 22

The Biological & Biomedical Sciences Research Seminar Series presents Stephen Coombes, Ph.D. University of Florida, on “Interactions Between Pain Processing and Motor Function” on April 22 at 4 p.m. in Grosvenor West 111.

Coombes will present behavioral and neuroimaging evidence to make the case that motor and pain processes overlap in specific regions of the cerebral cortex and that manipulating motor processes influences how humans perceive pain.

Coombes is Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Rehabilitation Neuroscience in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida. His research focuses on the integration of sensorimotor processing, with a particular emphasis on pain, emotion, and the visuomotor system. He has been awarded extramural funding at each stage in his career, and has published his research in journals that include Cerebral Cortex, Neuroimage, Human Brain Mapping, Journal of Neurophysiology, Psychological Science, and Emotion.

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