Stephen Lisberger

Stephen Lisberger
George Barth Geller Professor for Research in Neurobiology
Campus mail: Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-7088

We investigate how the brain learns motor skills, and how we use what we see to guide how we move. Our approaches involve studies of eye movements using behavior, neural recordings, and computational analysis. Our work is done on behaving non-human primates. 

Education and Training

  • University of Washington, Ph.D. 1976


A sensory source for motor variation.

Suppose that the variability in our movements is caused not by noise in the motor system itself, nor by fluctuations in our intentions or plans, but rather by errors in our sensory estimates of the external parameters that define the appropriate a