The Action Control Lab is in the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon. We study how the brain controls movement. For example, how do we initiate a prepared movement, and how do we cancel a movement that is already underway? To answer these types of questions, we use a combination of behavioral testing, electrophysiology, brain stimulation, and neuroimaging methods. We study both healthy individuals and patients with movement disorders. Please contact the lab at greenhouselab@uoregon.edu if you are interested in helping with our research.

New Preprint!  Response preparation involves a release of intracortical inhibition in task-irrelevant muscles

Please check out our paper describing the software toolbox we built for recording and analyzing muscle activity in combination with brain stimulation published in Frontiers in Neuroscience: Brain Imaging Methods

VETA: an open-source Matlab-based toolbox for the collection and analysis of electromyography combined with transcranial magnetic stimulation


A message from all of us – June 5, 2020

We believe Black Lives Matter. We pledge to act against racism, serve as allies, and listen to and amplify Black voices. We strive to increase diversity throughout the sciences through our advocacy, collective action, and outreach. We recognize that the burden to dismantle systemic racism should not fall on Black and other underrepresented members of society but rather on those with privilege who have benefited and continue to benefit from institutionalized racism.


A note from Ian

I am accepting graduate students through the Department of Human Physiology Research PhD Program and the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program. Please e-mail me if interested.

I support all students regardless of immigration status or country of origin. As a Dreamer Ally, I support Dreamer students and promote their sense of belonging and safety as they pursue their higher education goals. For more information, please visit https://blogs.uoregon.edu/dreamers/. I commit to not sharing anyone’s status if you reveal it to me. When interacting with faculty, staff, and offices around campus, it is never required to reveal immigration status. It is the policy of the University of Oregon to support and value diversity. To do so requires that we:

  • respect the dignity and essential worth of all individuals, regardless of national origin or citizenship
  • promote a culture of respect throughout the University community.
  • respect the privacy, property, and freedom of others.
  • reject bigotry, discrimination, violence, or intimidation of any kind.
  • practice personal and academic integrity and expect it from others.
  • promote the diversity of opinions, ideas, and backgrounds.

Ian Greenhouse img[at]uoregon.edu