Giuseppe Pellizzer, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

Giuseppe Pellizzer

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-725-2000 x4215

Lab Address:
Brain Sciences Center, VAMC 11B


Research Summary/Interests

Neural control of cognitivo-motor behavior

The work done in my laboratory is aimed at understanding the neural mechanisms associated with the processing of information that leads to the production of movements. For this purpose, we combine psychophysical and neurophysiological approaches.

The current projects concern (1) how the brain deals with uncertainty during motor planning; (2) the decoding of brain signals for brain-machine interface applications.


Jiang, T, Pellizzer, G, Asman, P, Bastos, D, Bhavsar, S, Tummala, S, Prabhu, S & Ince, NF 2020, ‘Power Modulations of ECoG Alpha/Beta and Gamma Bands Correlate With Time-Derivative of Force During Hand Grasp’ Front Neurosci, vol. 14, p.100.

Tzagarakis, C, Thompson, A, Rogers, RD & Pellizzer, G 2019, 'The degree of modulation of beta band activity during motor planning is related to trait impulsivity' Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, vol. 13, 1.

Carpenter, A, Baud-Bovy, G, Georgopoulos, AP & Pellizzer, G 2018, 'Encoding of serial order in working memory: Neuronal activity in motor, premotor, and prefrontal cortex during a memory scanning task' Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 38, no. 21, pp. 4912-4933.

Tadipatri, VA, Tewfik, AH, Pellizzer, G & Ashe, J 2017, 'Overcoming long-term variability in local field potentials using an adaptive decoder' IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 64, no. 2, 7457291, pp. 319-328.

Sosnik, R, Tadipatri, VA, Tewfik, AH & Pellizzer, G 2016, 'Block design enhances classification of 3D reach targets from electroencephalographic signals' Neuroscience, vol. 329, pp. 201-212.

Tzagarakis, C, West, S & Pellizzer, G 2015, 'Brain oscillatory activity during motor preparation: Effect of directional uncertainty on beta, but not alpha, frequency band' Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 9, no. JUN, 246.

Tzagarakis, C, Pellizzer, G & Rogers, RD 2013, 'Impulsivity modulates performance under response uncertainty in a reaching task' Experimental Brain Research, vol. 225, no. 2, pp. 227-235.

Ince, NF, Gupta, R, Arica, S, Tewfik, AH, Ashe, J & Pellizzer, G 2010, 'High accuracy decoding of movement target direction in non-human primates based on common spatial patterns of local field potentials' PLoS One, vol. 5, no. 12, e14384.

Tzagarakis, C, Ince, NF, Leuthold, AC & Pellizzer, G 2010, 'Beta-band activity during motor planning reflects response uncertainty' Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 30, no. 34, pp. 11270-11277.

Tadipatri, VA, Tewfik, AH, Gowreesunker, B, Ashe, J, Pellizzer, G & Gupta, R 2010, 'Time robust movement direction decoding in Local Field Potentials using channel ranking.' Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, pp. 4825-4828.