Dr Rebekah Blakemore
BSc, MPhEd, PhD (Neuroscience)
New Zealand Brain Research Institute, Christchurch
Phone: +64 3 378 6349
As a movement neuroscientist, my research explores the neural mechanisms underpinning the planning and performance of voluntary movement. To understand how the brain controls movement we have used a variety of methods including event-related potentials (University of Otago, NZ), fMRI and psychophysiology (University of Geneva, Switzerland), EMG and eye-tracking (NZBRI).
I am particularly interested in how movement is affected by changes in emotional state in individuals with motor conversion disorder and my current project (Department of Medicine, Christchurch) is examining the relationship between emotional stress and movement deficits in Parkinson's disease.
Outside of work you'll find me on a ski slope, rock climbing route, or baking chocolate desserts.
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