The Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab is interested in how we use vision to navigate the world, how the brain adapts and learns to ensure accurate movement, and how the nervous system integrates different sources of sensory information (e.g., vision, vestibular, and somatosensory) to control movement under a variety of contexts. Our main focus is on how the brain uses what it sees to move. We study healthy adults and individuals with neurological disorders or eye diseases. Our work primarily relies on the use of motion capture, mobile eye tracking, electromyography, electrical brain and nerve stimulation, and prism goggles. 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.
Please see the Research section for a general description of our work.