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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 8, 2015

Canadian Excellence
Dr. P. Bryden

Dr. Pam Bryden

Chair, Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.4213
Fax: 519-747-4594
Office Location: Bricker Academic BA502
Office Hours: By appointment
Languages Spoken


Academic Background

BA (Western), M.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Waterloo)

Note: Dr. Bryden is Chair of the Kinesiology & Physical Education Department


My program of research is an attempt to understand lateral preference and performance first from a bottom-up perspective to determine the motor requirements for particular tasks, and secondly, from a top-down perspective of how the brain is lateralized for skilled movement. My research to date has attempted to answer why there is a preferred-hand advantage in motor tasks and how this advantage is related to hand preference, in order to understand handedness and manual asymmetries, as well as how the hemispheres are organized for motor control in complex, goal-directed movement.

Lifespan PsychoMotor Behaviour Lab