Corcos, Daniel, PhD



Corcos, Daniel, PhD




Office Phone

(312) 908-6792

Office Fax

(312) 908-0741


Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences


645 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1100, Room 1137


Areas of Research

Electrophysiology, Motor Control, Movement & Rehabilitation, Neurobiology of Disease

Training Grants

Training in the Neurobiology of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences

NU Scholar Profile

Recent Publications on PubMed

Current Research

Current Research

Daniel Corcos is a motor systems neuroscientist working on “human electrophysiology” using TMS, fMRI, EEG, EMG as well as neuronal recordings in patients undergoing brain surgery. The primary goal of his research is to understand the mechanisms underlying therapeutic interventions for people with Parkinson’s disease. One line of research studies how progressive resistance exercise improves the motor and non-motor systems of people with Parkinson’s disease. A second line of research focuses on endurance exercise. The third line of research focuses on how deep brain stimulation of the globus pallidus and the subthalamic nucleus affects the motor and non-motor systems of people with Parkinson’s disease.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Editor-in-chief's introduction to the issue: The architecture of action's perceptual basis: Theory and issues
Corcos DM.
Journal of Motor Behavior. 2014 May;46(3):141-.doi:10.1080/00222895.2014.891367.
ISSN: 00222895

Subthalamic nucleus-sensorimotor cortex functional connectivity in de novo and moderate Parkinson's disease
Kurani AS, Seidler RD, Burciu RG, Comella CL, Corcos DM, Okun MS, MacKinnon CD, Vaillancourt DE.
Neurobiology of Aging. 2014 Jan;doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.07.004.
ISSN: 01974580

Connectivity of the subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus pars interna to regions within the speech network: A meta-analytic connectivity study
Manes JL, Parkinson AL, Larson CR, Greenlee JD, Eickhoff SB, Corcos DM, Robin DA.
Human Brain Mapping. 2014 Jan;35(7):3499-3516.doi:10.1002/hbm.22417.
ISSN: 10659471

Unconstrained reaching modulates eye-hand coupling
Lee D, Poizner H, Corcos DM, Henriques DY.
Experimental Brain Research. 2014 Jan;232(1):211-223.doi:10.1007/s00221-013-3732-9.
ISSN: 00144819