Imperial College London

DrJuan AlvaroGallego

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering




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I am a Lecturer at the Department of Bioengineering, where I lead the Behavioural Neuroscience and Neuroprosthetics (Be.Neuro) Lab. My research focuses on understanding how the brain learns and controls movement. I also work to leverage this knowledge and develop neuroprosthetic technologies that restore movement to people with motor disability, especially Parkinson’s disease, tremor, and paralysis. In the lab, we pursue these goals based on a combination of behavioural experiments, high-yield neural recordings, data analysis techniques, and computational models.

For more information about my research, visit the Be.Neuro Lab website.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Gallego JA, Perich MG, Chowdhury RH, et al., 2020, Long-term stability of cortical population dynamics underlying consistent behavior, Nature Neuroscience, Vol:23, ISSN:1097-6256, Pages:260-270

Perich MG, Gallego JA, Miller LE, 2018, A neural population mechanism for rapid learning, Neuron, Vol:100, ISSN:0896-6273, Pages:964-+

Gallego JA, Perich MG, Naufel SN, et al., 2018, Cortical population activity within a preserved neural manifold underlies multiple motor behaviors, Nature Communications, Vol:9, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-13

Gallego JA, Perich MG, Miller LE, et al., 2017, Neural Manifolds for the Control of Movement, Neuron, Vol:94, ISSN:0896-6273, Pages:978-984

Ethier C, Gallego JA, Miller LE, 2015, Brain-controlled neuromuscular stimulation to drive neural plasticity and functional recovery, Current Opinion in Neurobiology, Vol:33, ISSN:0959-4388, Pages:95-102

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