Ph.D. students, emphasis: Perceptual-motor control and learning

Ph.D. in Kinesiology

Emphasis: Perceptual-motor control and learning

Perceptual-motor control and learning includes two related areas of movement behavior inquiry. Motor Learning is the study of the learning of movement skills and the factors that mediate learning, such as practice, perceptual guidance, or knowledge of results. Although a lifespan approach is emphasized, students may focus on one or more specific age periods, such as infancy, early childhood, adolescence, or later adulthood. Research in this area is carried out in the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory and the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory, which are equipped with an array of movement analysis technologies. Research projects relating to perceptual-motor control and learning also are conducted in off-campus field settings, such as schools, hospitals, and ships at sea.