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Andrew Gordon

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A., Hampshire College

M.S., Pennsylvania State University

Ph.D., Karolinska Institute

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota.

Scholarly Interests

The use of sensory information during the learning and control of well-learned manual skills (sensorimotor control). The biological basis of hand impairments in populations with movement disorders that disrupt sensorimotor control (e.g., children with early brain damage and adults with diseases of the basal ganglia). Rehabilitation and cerebral palsy. Constraint-induced movement therapy and bimanual training.

Selected Publications

Hung, Y-C, Gordon, AM, (2013) Motor learning of a bimanual task in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities Res Dev Disabil. 34:1891-1896.

de Brito Brandão, MB, Gordon, AM, Mancini, MC, (2012) Functional impact of constraint therapy and bimanual training in children with cerebral palsy. American Journal of American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 66: 320-9.

Hung, Y-C, Casertano, L, Hillman, A, Gordon, AM (2011) The Effect of training specificity on bimanual coordination in children with hemiplegia. Research in Developmental Disabilities 32: 2724-2731.

Gordon, AM (2011) To constrain or not to constrain, and other stories of intensive upper extremity training for children with unilateral cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 53 (S4): 56-61.

Gordon, AM, Hung, YC, Brandao, M, Ferre, CL, Kuo, H-C, Friel, K, Petra, E, Chinnan, A, Charles, JR (2011) Bimanual Training and Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Trial. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 25: 692-702.

Zhang, W, Gordon, AM, Fu, Q, Santello, M (2010) Object rotation reveals independent sensorimotor memory representations of digit positions and forces for skilled manipulation. Journal of Neurophysiology 103: 2953–2964.

active professional organizations

Society for Neuroscience

International Brain Research Organization

Society for the Neural Control of Movement

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

principal publications

Zhang, W, Gordon, AM, Fu, Q, Santello, M, Object rotation reveals independent sensorimotor

    memory representations of digit positions and forces for skilled manipulation. Journal of

    Neurophysiology (In Press).

 

Raghaven, P, Santello, M, Gordon, AM, Krakauer, J, Compensatory motor control After Stroke:

    an alternative joint strategy for object-dependent shaping of hand posture. Journal of

    Neurophysiology (In Press).

 

Diermayr, G, Gordon, AM, Grasp control underlying manual dexterity in the elderly.

    Gerontology (In Press).

 

Albert, F, Diermayr, GD, McIsaac, TL, Gordon, AM, Coordination of grasping and walking in

    Parkinson's disease. Experimental Brain Research (In Press)

 

Nilsen, DM, Gillen, G, Gordon, AM. The use of mental practice to improve upper limb recovery

    post-stroke: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. (In Press).

 

Rabin, E, Muratori, LM, Svokos, K, Gordon, A (2010) Tactile/proprioceptive integration

    during arm localization is intact in individuals with Parkinson's disease. Neuroscience Letters

    470: 38-42.

 

Hung, YC, Charles, J, Gordon, AM (2010) Influence of Accuracy Constraints on Bimanual

    Coordination during a Goal-Directed Task in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy.

    Experimental Brain Research 201:421-428.

 

Albert, F, Santello, M, Gordon, AM, (2009) Sensorimotor Memory of Object Weight

    Distribution during Multidigit. Neuroscience Letters 463: 188–193.

 

Steenbergen,B, Crajé, C,  Nilsen, DM, Gordon, AM (2009) Motor imagery training in

    hemiplegic cerebral palsy: A potentially useful therapeutic tool for rehabilitation

    Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 51: 690–696.

 

Montes, J,  Gordon, AM,  Pandya, S,  De Vivo, DC,  Kaufmann P (2009) Clinical Outcome

   Measures in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Journal of Child Neurology 24: 968-978.

 

McIsaac, TL, Johnston, JA, Santello, M, Zhang, W, Gordon, AM (2009) Task-specific

    modulation of multi-digit forces to object texture. Experimental Brain Research 194: 79-90.

 

Gordon, AM, Chinnan, A, Gill, S, Petra, E, Hung, YC, Charles, J (2008) Both constraint-induced

    movement therapy and bimanual training lead to improved performance of upper extremity

    function in children with hemiplegia. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

    50:  957-958.

 

Gordon, AM, Steenbergen, B. (2008) Bimanual coordination in children with cerebral palsy: In: AC Eliasson and P. Burtner (Eds.) Improving Hand Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy:

    Theory, evidence and intervention. Clinics in Developmental Medicine, London: MacKeith

    Press pp. 160-175.

 

Eliasson, AC, Gordon, AM. (2008) Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for Children with

    Hemiplegia. In: AC Eliasson and P. Burtner (Eds.) Improving Hand Function in Children with

    Cerebral Palsy: Theory, evidence and intervention. Clinics in Developmental Medicine,

    London: MacKeith Press, pp. 308-319.


 

Gordon, AM, Chinnan, A, Gill, S, Petra, E, Hung, YC, Charles, J (2008) Both constraint-induced

    movement therapy and bimanual training lead to improved performance of upper extremity

    function in children with hemiplegia. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

    50:  957-958.

 

Gysin, P, Kaminski, TR, Hass, CJ, Gordon AM (2008) Effects of gait variations on grip force

    coordination during object transport. Journal of Neurophysiology 100: 2477-2485.

 

Diermayr, G, Gysin, P, Hass, CJ, Gordon AM (2008) Grip force control during gait initiation

    with a hand-held object. Experimental Brain Research 190: 337-345.

 

Steenbergen, B, Charles, J, Gordon, AM (2008) Fingertip force control during bimanual object

    lifting in hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Experimental Brain Research 186: 191-201.

 

Majsak, M, Kaminski, T, Gentile, AM, Gordon, AM (2008) Effects of a moving target versus a

    temporal constraint on reach and grasp in patients with Parkinson’s disease Experimental

    Neurology 210: 479-88.

 

Muratori, L, McIsaac, T, Gordon, AM, Santello, M (2008), Impaired Anticipatory Control of

    Force Sharing Patterns during Whole-Hand grasping in Parkinson Disease Experimental Brain

    Research 185: 41-52.

 

Gordon, AM, Charles, J, Schneider, JA, Chinnan, A, (2007) Efficacy of a Hand-Arm bimanual

    intensive therapy (HABIT) for Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized

    Control Trial. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 49: 830-838.

 

Charles, JC, Gordon, AM (2007) A repeated course of constraint-induced movement therapy

    results in further improvement.. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 49:770-773.

 

Steenbergen, B, Verrel, J, Gordon, AM. (2007) Motor planning in congenital hemiplegia Disability Research 29: 13-23.

 

Gordon, AM, Steenbergen, B, Charles, J (2006) Movement planning is disrupted by impaired sensorimotor integration in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Pediatric Research 60: 587-91.

 

Steenbergen, B, Gordon, AM (2006) Activity limitation in Cerebral Palsy:  Evidence for disorders in motor planning Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 48: 780-783.

 

Charles, J, Gordon, AM (2006) Development of Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy (HABIT) for Improving Bimanual Coordination in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 48:931-936.

 

Eliasson, AC, Forssberg, H, Hung, YC, Gordon, AM (2006) Development of Hand Function and Precision Grip Control in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy: A 13-Year Follow Up Study. Pediatrics 118:e1226-236.

 

Muratori, L, Depaul, G, Gordon, AM (2006) Effect of Object Transport on Grasp Coordination in Multiple System Atrophy. Movement Disorders 21:555-63.

 

Charles, J, Wolf, SL, Schneider, JA, Gordon, AM (2006) Efficacy of a Child-Friendly Form of  Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Control Trial. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 48:635-642.

 

Gordon, AM, Charles, J, Wolf, SL (2006) Efficacy of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy on Involved-Upper Extremity Use in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy is not Age-Dependent. Pediatrics 117:e363-373.

 

Rabin, E, Gordon, AM (2006) Tactile and muscle spindle cues are interpreted based on joint-specific feedback from prior experience and current movement goals" Experimental Brain Research 169:407-16.

 

Raghaven, P, Krakauer, JW, Gordon, AM (2006) Impaired anticipatory control of fingertip forces in patients with a pure motor or sensorimotor lacunar syndrome. Brain 129:1415-1425.

 

Raghaven, P, Petra, E, Krakauer, J, Gordon, AM (2006) Patterns of impairment in digit independence after subcortical stroke. Journal of Neurophysiology 95:369-78.

 

Charles, J, Gordon, AM, (2005) A critical review of constraint-induced movement therapy and forced-use in children with hemiplegia. Neural Plasticity 12: 245-261.

 

Lamberg, E, Mateika, JM, Gordon, AM (2005) Visual properties of objects affect manipulative forces and respiration differently. Brain Research 1066:158-63.

 

Grigos, MI, Saxman, J, Gordon, AM (2005) Speech motor development during acquisition of the voicing contrast. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 48:739-52.

 

Gordon, AM, Charles, J, Wolf, SL (2005) Methods of Constraint-induced Movement Therapy for Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: Development of a Child-friendly Intervention for Improving Upper Extremity Function. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    86:837-44.

 

 

honors and awards

grants

National Science Foundation (2008-2011)

Principle Investigator, “Dexterous Control of Multi-Digit Grasping

 

National Institutes of Health (2009-2014)

Sponsor (K01 Trainee: Kathleen Friel)

 

National Institutes of Health (2008-2009)

Sponsor (K12 Trainee: Kathleen Friel)

 

Thrasher Foundation (2007-2010)

Principle Investigator, “A Randomized Control Trial of Hand-Arm Intensive Bimanual”

 

National Science Foundation (2006-2009)

Principle Investigator, “Coordination of multi-digit forces during grasping”


National Institutes of Health, K23 (2006-2011)
Sponsor (K-award Trainee: Preeti Raghaven) 
 

United Cerebral Palsy Research and Education Foundation (2005-2008)

Principal Investigator. “Rehabilitative strategies for improving unimanual and bimanual hand function in children with hemiplegic CP”

 

useful web sites

BBSR 4050: Biomechanical analysis of human movement

Permission required. Covers the principles and techniques required to analyze human movement, which can be used to develop practical research questions. Quantitative and qualitative techniques for analysis of movement are discussed in relation to the study of learning, motor control, motor development, and motor impairments. Lab fee: $50.

BBSR 5057: Movement disorders

Study of the pathophysiology of various movement disorders and the resulting motor impairments.

BBS 5068: Brain and behavior I: Communication in the nervous system

An introduction to communication within the nervous system and functional brain neuroanatomy. Examination of chemical circuits in the brain and associated pathologies, such as Parkinsons disease, Tourettes, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety.

BBSR 5504: Research training in motor learning

Permission required. A competency-based approach to the preparation of researchers in the areas of neuromotor control and perceptual-motor processes. Several learning experiences are offered each semester, involving lectures, laboratory practica, seminars and individual research advisement.

BBSR 6563: Neuromotor processes seminar

Offered in conjunction with review and analysis of research related to conference topic.

BBSR 6564: Advanced topics in neuromotor processes

Topic changes annually.

Documents & Papers

Video clip describing current research project on Constraint-induced therapy in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

Download: Contraint-induced therapy overview

Video clip describing the Constraint-induced therapy intervention in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

Download: Contraint-induced therapy intervention

Vita as of 4/13/2010

Download: Curriculum Vita [PDF]

Centers and Projects

Movement Science Laboratories
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The Movement Science laboratories were recently upgraded to cutting edge technology for the study of movement with support from a National Science Foundation Major Instrumentation Grant.