The Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab is interested in how sensory information (visual, vestibular, and somatosensory) is used to control movement. This includes how the brain adapts and learns, how the nervous system integrates different sources of sensory input under a variety of contexts, and the spatiotemporal coupling of gaze and limb movements. Our primary focus is on how the brain uses what it sees to move. We study healthy adults and individuals with neurological disorders or eye diseases. Please see the Research section for a general description of our work.
We use a combination of techniques from neurophysiology, biomechanics, and psychology to probe our research questions. Through our research we hope to (1) advance the understanding of the neural control of movement, and (2) discover novel strategies to improve balance and mobility, reduce falls, and increase quality of life in individuals with neurological and/or visual impairments.