Dr. Michael Cinelli
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education
Contact InformationEmail: email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.4217 | lab 519.884.0710 ext.4775
Other Phone: 226-38-7396
Office Location: Bricker Academic Building, BA511
Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00-12:00pm
Academic BackgroundB.Sc. (Waterloo), M.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Waterloo), Post Doctoral Fellowship (Brown)
My research interests lie in understanding how the brain processes information and executes skilled behaviours in every day situations. My research has generally focused on perceptual and cognitive factors of locomotion. More specifically on locomotion patterns in dynamically changing environments and how vision is used to direct their locomotion to avoid collisions. I measure not only body kinematics, but gaze behaviours as well in order to understand how visual inputs affect motor outputs. I am interested in quantifying behavioural changes across a lifespan as well as differences between healthy individuals and those with movement disorders.
Cinelli, M.E., Patla, A.E., Allard, F.. Behaviour and Gaze Analyses During a Goal-Directed Locomotor Task. Accepted for publication in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, April 2008.
Cinelli, M.E. and Patla, A.E. Locomotor avoidance behaviours during a visually-guided task involving an approaching object. Accepted for publication in Gait & Posture, March 2008.
Cinelli, M.E. (2008). Visually-guided locomotion in dynamically changing environments: How does perception guide action? Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller.
Cinelli, M.E. and Patla, A.E. (2008). Task-specific modulations of locomotor action parameters based on on-line visual information during collision avoidance with moving objects. Human Movement Science, 27(3): 513-31
Cinelli, M.E., Patla, A.E., and Stuart, B.L. (2008). Age-related differences during a gaze reorientation task while standing or walking on a treadmill. Experimental Brain Research, 185(1):157-64
Cinelli, M.E., Allard, F., and Patla, A.E. (2008). Strategies used to walk through a moving aperture. Gait and Posture, 27: 595-602
Cinelli, M.E., Patla, A.E., and Stuart, B.L. (2007). Involvement of the head and trunk during gaze reorientation during standing and treadmill walking. Experimental Brain Research, 181(1):183-91
Cinelli, M.E. and Patla, A.E. (2007). Travel path conditions dictate the manner in which individuals avoid collisions. Gait Posture, 26: 186-93
Higuchi, T., Cinelli, M.E., Greig, M.A., and Patla, A.E. (2006). Locomotion through apertures when wider space for locomotion is necessary: adaptation to artificially altered body dimensions. Experimental Brain Research, 175(1):50-9.
Patla, A.E., Cinelli, M.E., and Grieg, M. (2006). Coupling environmental information from visual system to changes in locomotion patterns: Implications for the design of adaptable biped robots. In: Kimura, H,, Tsuchiya, K., Ishiguro, A., and Witte, H. (eds.), Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines. Springer: Japan
Courses Taught 2011/2012
KP122- Biodynamical Aspects of Physical Activity
KP223 - Functional Human Anatomy
KP323 - Human Grown & Motor Development
KP465 - Balance, Posture, and Gait