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Stephen Rao

Medical College of Wisconsin

Department of Department of Neurology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
United States

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Our laboratory has three ongoing research projects. The first involves the application of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to map the neural systems supporting motor control, motor timing, and time perception in normal subjects and patients with Parkinson's Disease. Recently completed studies have provided new insights into the role of the basal ganglia in temporal information processing. Other studies have demonstrated the contributions of the posterior parietal lobe in the programming of sequential finger movements. A second project involves the application of fMRI to the neural systems supporting higher cognitive functions, including working memory, conceptual reasoning, and attention, in intact human subjects and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Huntington's Disease. This work has emphasized the role of basal ganglia-thalmocortical circuits in executive processes. A third project involves the longitudinal investigation of cognitive, neurological, and neuroimaging changes observed in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

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