Deborah A. Barany

Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara (2016)
  • M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara (2013)
  • B.S. in Neuroscience; Mathematics, Hamilton College (2011)

In the Lab

The Barany lab seeks to understand the behavioral and neural mechanisms of goal-directed movement. They combine behavioral, neuroimaging, and neurostimulation methods to investigate how brain flexibly transforms goals into motor-specific representations to guide action. The long-term goal of the Barany research team is to establish a mechanistic framework rooted in basic human motor neuroscience to investigate impairments in goal-directed movements prevalent in neurological disease or after brain injury.

Research Interest

  • Motor Control
  • Functional neuroimaging
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Neurorehabilitation