About the INSL

The Integrative Neural Systems Laboratory (INSL) combines human behavioral studies with multimodal brain imaging and computational modeling to investigate the brain networks that control visually guided movement and determine how neurological diseases impact brain structure and function. The INSL employs a multi-scale approach (from neurons to behavior) to develop within-subject analyses of sensorimotor function/dysfunction, individually targeted neurorehabilitation strategies to mitigate the effects of sensorimotor impairment, and novel strategies for seamlessly interfacing human visuomotor control with external devices.


Research projects in the INSL are student-led initiatives falling into one of four primary research themes.

data sample from arm tremor researchArm Tremor During Reach in People with Multiple Sclerosis

INSL Investigators are working to develop approaches to characterizing a sensorimotor control model of goal-directed movement by studying arm tremor during reach in people with Multiple Sclerosis.  

Learn more about Arm Tremor During Reach 


person walking on motion- and pressure-sensitive, elevated treadmillBalance Impairment in People with Multiple Sclerosis 

INSL is focused on understanding how vision in used for balance and whether visual feedback of body position can improve walking.

Learn more about Balance Impairments in MS


Brain imagingMultimodal Brain Imaging

The INSL is developing techniques to fuse data sets from multiple brain imaging modalities to investigate the brain networks that mediate perception and action. 

Learn more about Multimodal Brain Imaging


Feet of person walking up motion- and weight-sensored stairsMyoelectric Control and Neural Decoding

The Integrative Neural Systems Laboratory develops real-time neural decoding strategies that can be used to estimate kinematic properties of human movement.  

Learn more about Myoelectric Control