I study the ways that people use vision to guide locomotion. To do this, I study people across the lifespan but more recently on those who have experienced concussions, as they experience cognitive and balance deficits. People with concussions experience damage to how their perceptions trigger appropriate actions through a disruption in their central nervous system activity.
I am hoping to extend my work from "bench side to bedside" to transfer knowledge from our lab to a clinical setting. My students and I apply fundamental research to help understand the effects of balance impairments on visual-motor processing. Translating my work into an applied setting will help clinicians understand the effects of balance impairments on every day tasks so that clinical populations can improve balance control during locomotion.
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