Imperial College London

DrJuan AlvaroGallego

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering




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I am a Lecturer (UK equivalent to Assistant Professor) 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

Feulner B, Perich MG, Chowdhury RH, et al., 2022, Small, correlated changes in synaptic connectivity may facilitate rapid motor learning, Nature Communications, Vol:13, ISSN:2041-1723

Gallego-Carracedo C, Perich MG, Chowdhury RH, et al., 2022, Local field potentials reflect cortical population dynamics in a region-specific and frequency-dependent manner., Elife, Vol:11

Gallego JA, Makin TR, McDougle SD, 2022, Going beyond primary motor cortex to improve brain-computer interfaces, Trends in Neurosciences, Vol:45, ISSN:0166-2236

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

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

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