Mechanisms of Balance Control during Locomotion

Mechanisms of Balance Control during Locomotion

Funding: National Science Foundation, German Research Foundation Description. Maintaining balance during locomotion is a complex task with requirements and constraints that change during the gait cycle. To understand the control actions employed by the central nervous...
Sub-Concussion and Balance Control

Sub-Concussion and Balance Control

Description. Sub-concussion is a cranial impact that does not lead to clinical symptoms. Current thinking views subconcussion as an under-recognized phenomenon that may cause measurable neurological injury. We have established an innovative human experimental paradigm...

Genetic Basis for Vestibular Dysfunction

Funding: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders Description. In collaboration with Dr. Steve Roth, we studied individuals who have lost vestibular function due to gentamicin therapy to determine whether there is an underlying genetic basis for such loss. The...

The Interaction of Sensory Information, Posture, and Locomotion

Funding: The National Science Foundation Description. We investigated how multisensory information Is used to stabilize the gait cycle by stimulating walking subjects with multiple forms of sensory information, including visual, vestibular and proprioceptive....
Sensory Processing and Balance Control during Walking in CP

Sensory Processing and Balance Control during Walking in CP

Funding: Shriners Foundation Description. The goal of this project is to characterize neural control strategies underlying walking in children with cerebral palsy (CP) to inform the development of new therapeutic approaches.  Recent studies have suggested that a...