Stephen Coombes

Assistant Professor
Office: 172-H Florida Gym, PO Box 118205
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352.294.1768

Dr. Stephen Coombes completed his masters and PhD degrees at The University of Florida. His PhD work was funded by AHA and focused on how emotional states influence motor planning and motor control. He completed postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois at Chicago working on NIH-funded studies which used functional brain imaging techniques to examine visuomotor control. Dr. Stephen Coombes was also supported by a National Research Service Award from NIMH to study the integration of motor and emotion brain circuits. He has published his research in journals that include Cerebral Cortex, Neuroimage, Human Brain Mapping, Pain, Journal of Neurophysiology, Psychological Science, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Emotion. Dr. Stephen Coombes is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida.

Research Interests
Dr. Stephen Coombes’ research focuses on the integration between motor, pain, and emotional processes. He also examines how spatial and temporal forms of visual information engage visual, motor, and memory brain circuits.

Selected Publications
Archer, D. B., D. E. Vaillancourt and S. A. Coombes (2017). “A Template and Probabilistic Atlas of the Human Sensorimotor Tracts using Diffusion MRI.” Cerebral Cortex: 1-15.

Misra, G. and S. A. Coombes (2015). “Neuroimaging Evidence of Motor Control and Pain Processing in the Human Midcingulate Cortex.” Cerebral cortex 25(7): 1906-1919.

Misra, G., E. Ofori, J. W. Chung and S. A. Coombes (2017). “Pain-Related Suppression of Beta Oscillations Facilitates Voluntary Movement.” Cerebral Cortex 27(4): 2592-2606.

Misra, G., W. E. Wang, D. B. Archer, A. Roy and S. A. Coombes (2017). “Automated classification of pain perception using high-density electroencephalography data.” Journal of Neurophysiology 117(2): 786-795.

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