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Motor Learning & Control

Department of Biobehavioral Sciences


Motor Learning and Motor Control Research

The motor learning and control laboratory at Teachers College evaluates upper and lower extremity motor tasks as a window to understanding how movements are learned and controlled.

Current projects in our lab include:

  • Control of hand grasping and reaching in adults and children
  • Adaptive responses to perturbations during treadmill walking
  • Gait and postural control in elderly individuals and those with neurological diseases include stroke, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease
  • Balance and postural control in elderly individuals

To add to Recent publications from our lab:

Kuo HC, Gordon AM, Henrionnet A, Hautfenne S, Friel KM, Blevenheuft Y. The effects of intensive bimanual training with and without tactile training on tactile function in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy: A pilot study. Res Dev Disabil. 2015 Dec 14;49-50:129-139


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To add to News

Congratulations to Franchino Porcuincula for winning the Post-Professional Student Research Award for his work in speed modulation in HD. Franchino will be presented with this award at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in February.

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