Richard Ivry, Ph.D.

Research Program Award (R35)
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University of California, Berkeley, CA

While classical views of the cerebellum point to its role in motor control, its functional role may extend to other cognitive domains. For this project. Dr. Ivry seeks to develop a mechanistic account of cerebellar function, guided by the hypothesis that the cerebellum transforms internal representations to support performance across diverse cognitive domains. By using behavioral, computational, and neuroimaging studies, as well as patients with spinocerebellar ataxia, he will develop models of cortico-cerebellar connectivity and examine changes over the course of learning. This work will generate a database of testable hypotheses, as well as establish norms for comparison with atypical populations.