The systems neuroscience group studies the pathways and systems involved in motor control and balance. This research includes approaches ranging from computational modeling to laboratory and field experiments to device development. The group has a very strong neuroscience foundation, and their research has led to new understanding of the mechanisms underlying motor and balance control, as well as tools for improved diagnosis and rehabilitation in patients.
- Motor coordination in humans, from a technical perspective, using psychophysical, electrophysiological, and kinesiological approaches.
- Vestibular related eye movement control and the interaction of vestibular, visual, and proprioceptive system information used for the control of balance and orientation in humans.
- Neurological disorders that effect balance and gait in the elderly, people with Parkinson's disease, diabetic neuropathy, vestibular injury or disease, cerebellar ataxia, and back pain.