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Congratulations to Cambridge Neuroscientist, Professor Daniel Wolpert on his election to Fellowship of the Royal Society.

Sincere Congratulations to Cambridge Neuroscientist, Professor Daniel Wolpert on his election to Fellowship of the Royal Society.

Daniel Wolpert (pictured right) is a world leader in the computational study of sensorimotor control and learning, transforming our understanding of how the brain controls movement. Combining theoretical and behavioural work, he has placed the field of sensorimotor control firmly within the probabilistic domain and shown how neural noise plays a pivotal role in determining both how we process information during action and how we generate actions. His empirical discoveries and theoretical work on internal models have shown how ubiquitous they are for a range of core processes from motor learning, through sensory processing to social cognition; and how disorders of internal models can lead to neuropsychological disorders.  

Daniel was recently awarded a 7-year Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator award.  In 2011, he was presented with the prestigious Golden Brain Award, from the California-based Minerva Foundation and was invited to give a TED talk. Read a research features article and watch Daniel's TED talk here.

Posted on Monday 14 May, 2012

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