Jörn Diedrichsen

Jörn Diedrichsen
Western Research Chair
for Motor Control
and Computational Neuroscience
Brain and Mind Institute
Department for Computer Science
Department for Statistical and Actuarial Sciences
University of Western Ontario
email: jdiedric at uwo.ca

In the Diedrichsen lab, we study the human motor system and the human cerebellum. How does the brain produce coordinated movements? How are new movement skills learned? What is the function of the human cerebellum and how does it contribute to motor control and cognition?

Experimentally, we focus on behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging studies in humans. We are part of Western's Sensorymotor superlab (a collaboration with the Pruszynski, and Gribble labs) and also employ electrophysiological and neurostimulation approaches to investigate the brain.

An important part of the lab is the development of novel statistical and machine learning methods for the analysis of brain imaging and electrophysiological data. We develop tools for cerebellar imaging data and for multivariate analysis. We are part of the Computational Brain Science Group.

Activities and links

Postdoc position in cerebellar imaging and development

We are starting a new collaborative project on cerebellar development, and are looking for a postdoctoral associate to join our lab and take the lead! See the ad for details.

PhD / MSc positions

We are no longer accepting applications for the fall 2024 entry. Our next application cycle will start in December 2024 for students aiming to start their program in September 2025.

Details on the application process for the upcoming cycle will be provided closer to the openining date. If you have any questions, please contact diedrichsenlab@gmail.com.


Work in the laboratory is supported by CIHR, NSERC, BrainsCAN, Western University, and the Raynor Cerebellar Project.