Yuriria Vázquez Zúñiga, Ph.D.

Title
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department
Center for Neural Science
Institution
New York University
Address
4 Washington Place, Room 809
City, State, Zip
New York, NY 10003
Country
United States
Phone
(212) 998-7780
E-mail
yuriria.vazquez[at]nyu.edu
Website
http://www.cns.nyu.edu/~bijan/
Research Field
Neuroscience
Award Year
2014
Country Of Origin
Mexico
Mentor Name
Bijan Pesaran, Ph.D.

Research

In the Pesaran lab we are exploring how the activity of nerve cells in different regions of the brain guides hand-eye coordination. When we reach to grasp an object, we look at what we are doing, but movements of our eyes and our arms are governed by two distinct neural pathways. My project focuses on assessing how these neural circuits interact to orchestrate the synchronized movement of the eyes and hands by simultaneously monitoring the neural activity in different brain regions as subjects look at and reach for an object. This work will enhance our understanding of the neural mechanisms by which we perceive and interact with the world and could lead to novel treatment strategies for neurological disorders in which coordinated movement is impaired.