Human Sensory and Motor Control Laboratory
The Human Sensory and Motor Control Lab, housed in Room 1156 Unit II Gym/Nat is a 1674 square-foot space dedicated to research on how movement skills are controlled, developed, acquired, and affected by disability, disease or disuse. Current research involves a combination of approaches from cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience. Equipment includes various generic, LabView-based, data acquisition systems with custom-made hardware for acquiring kinematic, kinetic and electromyographic (EMG) data of upper limb movement control and coordination; mock MRI for experimental design and participant desensitization.
Faculty of the Human Sensory and Motor Control Laboratory and Current Research Interests
Andrea Mason, Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University): understanding how sensory information, such as visual and haptic (sense of active touch) feedback, is used to control simple, bimanual and collaborative movements made in both natural and virtual environments.
Dane Cook, Ph.D. (University of Georgia): the mechanisms of muscle pain as they relate to physical activity in healthy people and those with chronic pain; functional neuroimaging to examine how pain is processed and modulated.