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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
April 24, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
Dr. P. Bryden

Dr. Pam Bryden

Chair, Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

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

English

Academic Background

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

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

Biography

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