Congratulations to our hardworking team!  6 publications in 6 months…

Article: A central processing sensory deficit with Parkinson’s disease
Sungjae Hwang
 · Peter Agada · Stephen Grill · Tim Kiemel · John J. Jeka
Apr 2016 · Experimental Brain Research  

Article: Identification of the Unstable Human Postural Control System
Sungjae Hwang
 · Peter Agada · Tim Kiemel · John J. Jeka
Mar 2016 · Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience

 Article: Vestibular Dysfunction following Sub-Concussive Head Impact
Sungjae Hwang
 · Lei Ma · Keisuke Kawata · Ryan Tierney · John Jeka
Feb 2016 · Journal of Neurotrauma

Article: Effect of Repetitive Sub-concussive Head Impacts on Ocular Near Point of Convergence
K. Kawata · R. Tierney · J. Phillips · J J Jeka
Feb 2016 · International Journal of Sports Medicine

Article: Development of Adaptive Sensorimotor Control in Infant Sitting Posture
Li-Chiou Chen
 · John Jeka · Jane E. Clark
Jan 2016 · Gait & Posture

Article: Perspectives on Aging Vestibular Function
Eric Anson
 · John Jeka
Dec 2015 · Frontiers in Neurology



Computational Neuroscience Grant Awarded

Dr. Jeka has been awarded a Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) grant from the National Science Foundation. Funded jointly with Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the grant involves collaborative work with Dr. Gregor Schoener (Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany) and Dr. Hartmut Geyer, Carnegie-Mellon University.  The project...

Welcome Felipe!

Felipe is a PhD student at the Biomechanics and Movement Science program. He was born and raised in Brazil, where he graduated in Physical Therapy at Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (UNIMEP). He specialized in osteopathy at Escuela de Osteopatia de Madrid, Spain. Felipe owned and led three Physical Therapy clinics in Brazil, before he decided to move abroad to...

Welcome Deebs!

Stephen ‘Deebs’ is a current graduate student in the Biomechanics and Movement Science Program. Stephen received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in biomechanics and human performance from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Previous work has spanned from medical device design of prosthetics and orthotics to modeling viscoelastic properties of...

Lab travels to Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego

Six lab members traveled to San Diego to visit the Society for Neuroscience conference. Fernando and Jaclyn presented their work on effects on sub-concussive head impacts, Tyler and Hendrik talked about integration of different balance mechanisms during walking, and David showed pilot work on how the control of balance changes in people with Parkinson’s...

Publication: Neural Control of Balance during Walking

Do you walk like a robot from the 90s? No? Then you better don’t stop in mid-step, or you’ll fall. Humans are inherently unstable when walking, our brains have to constantly fine-tune our gait patterns to maintain upright balance, based on sensory information. We have started to unravel how this neural control process works. We modify a virtual reality...