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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, 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.
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 differentially engage visual, motor, and memory brain circuits.
Misra, G. & Coombes, SA (2014). Neuroimaging Evidence of Motor Control and Pain Processing in the Human Midcingulate Cortex. Cerebral Cortex; doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhu001
Paris, T.A., Misra, G. Archer, D.B. & Coombes, S.A. (2013). Effects of a force production task and a working memory task on pain perception. Journal of Pain, 14(11):1492-1501
Coombes, S.A., Corcos, D.M., Pavuluri, M.N. Vaillancourt, D.E. (2012). Maintaining force control despite changes in emotional context engages dorsomedial prefrontal and premotor cortex. Cerebral Cortex. 22(3), 616-627 pdf