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Motion Analysis Laboratory

Amy Bastian, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator:
Amy Bastian, Ph.D.
Surgical Pathology

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Our team is focused on understanding how complex movements are normally learned and controlled, and how damage to specific brain areas impairs these processes. We employ several techniques to quantify movement including: 3-dimensional tracking and reconstruction of movement, recordings of muscle activity, force plate recordings, and calculation of joint forces and torques. These techniques allow for very precise measurements of many different types of movements including: walking, reaching, leg movements, hand movements and standing balance. All studies are designed to test specific hypotheses about the function of different brain areas, the cause of specific impairments and/or the effects of different interventions.

Research Areas: cerebellar function, neurological diseases, motor learning

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