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. 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.

Last updated: April 24, 2018

Lab News

  • April 2018: Congratulations to Shaila Gunn for completing her MSc. thesis.
  • April 2018: Congratulations to Amanda Bakkum for being awarded an NSERC PGS-D.
  • September 2017: The lab has moved down the hall to a new, fully-renovated space.
  • July 2017: Two new papers published (McGowan et al. 2017 in Neurorehabil Neural Repair; Marigold et al. 2017 in Exp Brain Res)
  • June 2017: The Lab's new student office is now finished.
  • February 2017: Two new papers published in J Neurophysiol (Maeda et al. 2017) in the January and February issues.
  • May 2016: Amanda Bakkum joins the lab as a PhD student
  • April 2016: Glaucoma Research Society of Canada grant is renewed