Apostolos P. Georgopoulos, MD PhD

Director,  Brain Sciences Center

Regents Professor, University of Minnesota

American Legion Brain Sciences Chair,  University of Minnesota

McKnight Presidential Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Minnesota

Professor of Neuroscience, Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Minnesota


Magnetoencephalography of brain function

Neural mechanisms of cognitive processes

Neurophysiology of motor control and cognition

Functional MRI of motor and cognitive processes


University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece

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2010-2015 | 2006-2009 | 2004-2005 | 2000-2003 | 1997-1999 | 1993-1996 | 1988-1992 | 1975-1987

Publications: 2000-2003

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142 Amirikian, B. and Georgopoulos, A.P.  (2003)
Modular organization of directionally tuned cells in the motor cortex: Is there a short-range order?  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.100: 12474-12479.


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141 Crowe, D.A., Chafee, M.V., Averbeck, B.B. and Georgopoulos, A.P.  (2004)
Neural activity in primate parietal area 7a related to a spatial analysis of visual mazes.  Cerebral Cortex  14: 23-34.


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140 Merchant, H., Battaglia-Mayer, A. and Georgopoulos, A.P.  (2003)
Interception of real and apparent motion targets: Psychophysics in humans and monkeys.  Exp. Brain Res. 152: 106-112.


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139 Merchant, H., Battaglia-Mayer, A. and Georgopoulos, A.P.  (2003)
Categorization of optic flow components in posterior parietal cortex.  J. Neurophysiol. 90: 675-682.


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138 Lewis, S.M., Jerde, T.A., Tzagarakis, C., Georgopoulos, M.A., Tsekos, N., Amirikian, B., Kim, S.-G., Ugurbil, K. and Georgopoulos, A.P.  (2003)
Cerebellar activation during copying geometrical shapes.  J. Neurophysiol. 90: 3874-3887.

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137 Georgopoulos, A.P. (2003)
Movement, balance, and coordination.  In: The Dana Guide to Brain Health, Bloom, F., Flint Beal, M. and Kupfer, D.J. (Eds.), The Dana Press: New York, pp. 158-164.


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136 Stephane, M., Thuras, P., Nasrallah, H. and Georgopoulos, A.P.  (2003)
The internal structure of the phenomenology of auditory verbal hallucinations.  Schizophrenia Res.  61: 185-193.


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135 Averbeck, B.B., Crowe, D.A., Chafee, M.V., and Georgopoulos, A.P.  (2003)
Neural activity in prefrontal cortex during copying geometrical shapes.  II.  Decoding shape segments from neural ensembles.  Exp Brain Res. 150: 142-153.


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134 Averbeck, B.B., Chafee, M.V., Crowe, D.A. and Georgopoulos, A.P. (2003)
Neural activity in prefrontal cortex during copying geometrical shapes.  I.  Single cells encode shape, sequence and metric parameters.  Exp Brain Res. 150: 127-141.


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133 Georgopoulos, A.P. (2002)
Cognitive motor control: Spatial and temporal aspects.  Curr. Opinion Neurobiol. 12: 678-683.


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132 Averbeck, B.B., Chafee, M.V., Crowe, D.A. and Georgopoulos, A.P. (2002)
Parallel processing of serial movements.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 99: 13172-13177.


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131 Chafee, M.V., Averbeck, B.B., Crowe, D.A. and Georgopoulos, A.P. (2002)
Impact of path parameters on maze solution time.  Arch. Ital. Biol. 140: 247-252.

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130 Kruse, W., Port, N.L., Lee, D. and Georgopoulos, A.P. (2003)
Neural mechanisms of catching: translating moving target information into hand interception movement.  In: Taking Action: Cognitive neuroscience perspectives on intentional acts, Johnson-Frey, S.H. (Ed.)  MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, pp. 361-375.


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129 Merchant, H., Battaglia-Mayer, A. and Georgopoulos, A.P. (2001)
Effects of optic flow in motor cortex and area 7a.  J. Neurophysiol. 86: 1937-1954.


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128 Lee, D.N., Georgopoulos, A.P., Clark, M.J.O., Craig, C.M. and Port, N.L. (2001)
Guiding contact by coupling the taus of gaps.  Exp. Brain Res. 139: 151-159.


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127 Lee, D., Port, N.L., Kruse, W. and Georgopoulos, A.P. (2001)
Neuronal clusters in the primate motor cortex during interception of moving targets.  J. Cogn. Neurosci. 13: 319-331.


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126 Port, N.L., Kruse, W., Lee, D. and Georgopoulos, A.P. (2001)
Motor cortical activity during interception of moving targets.  J. Cogn. Neurosci.  13: 306-318.

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125 Georgopoulos, A.P. (1998)
Online visual control of the arm.  In: Novartis Foundation Symposium 218, Wiley: New York, pp. 147-164.


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124 Georgopoulos, A.P. (2000)
Neural aspects of cognitive motor control.  Current Opinion Neurobiol. 10: 238-241.

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123 Georgopoulos, A.P. (2002)
Behavioral and neural aspects of motor topology: following Bernstein’s thread.  In: Progress in Motor Control, vol. 2: Structure-function relations in voluntary movements, M.L. Latash (ed.), Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL, pp. 1-12.


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122 Georgopoulos, A.P., Whang, K., Georgopoulos, M.A., Tagaris, G.A., Amirikian, B., Richter, W., Kim, S.-G. and Ugurbil, K. (2001)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging of visual object construction and shape discrimination: relations among task, hemispheric lateralization, and gender.  J. Cogn. Neurosci. 13: 72-89.

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121 Crowe, D.A., Averbeck, B.B., Chafee, M.V. and Georgopoulos, A.P. (2000)
Mental maze solving.  J. Cogn. Neurosci., 12: 813-827.

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120 Amirikian, B. and Georgopoulos, A.P. (2002)
Motor cortex: coding and decoding of direction operations.   In: The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks., M. A. Arbib (ed.), 2nd edition, MIT: Cambridge, MA, pp. 690-696.



119 Georgopoulos, A.P. (2001)
Mechanismos neurales de los movimentos voluntarios del brazo.  In: Hacia la Frontera de lo Complejo: Los Misterios del Cerebro, P. Rudomin (ed.), El Colegio Nacional: México, pp. 157-211.


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118 Amirikian, B. and Georgopoulos, A.P. (2000)
Directional tuning profiles of motor cortical cells.  Neurosci. Res.  36: 73-79.


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117 MacNabb, C., O’Hare, E., Cleary, J. and Georgopoulos, A.P. (2000)
Varied duration of congenital hypothyroidism potentiates perseveration in a response alternation discrimination task.  Neurosci. Res. 36: 121-127.


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116 Richter, W., Somorjai, R., Summers, R., Jarmasz, M., Tegeler, C., Ugurbil, K.,  Menon, R., Gati, J.S. Georgopoulos, A.P. and Kim, S.-G. (2000)
Motor area activity during mental rotation studied by time-resolved single-trial fMRI.  J. Cogn. Neurosci.  12: 310-320.


Updated March 19, 2015