Researchers of the Movement Science group pursue an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement. For example, they investigate perceptual-motor development in healthy children and children with neurodevelopmental disorders, or examine perceptual aspects of motor control and learning in healthy adults and patients with neurological movement disorders. Their approach spans across several scientific fields such as biomechanics, engineering, neuroscience and psychology.

Affiliated labs
Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory (APAL)

Thomas Stoffregen, lab director

Link: z.umn.edu/apal



Center for Clinical Movement Science (CCMS)

Jürgen Konczak, center director

The center offers a minor and a certificate program.

Link: http://ccms.umn.edu



Human Performance Teaching Laboratory (HPTL)

Link: z.umn.edu/hptl



Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSCL)

Jürgen Konczak, lab director

Link: hsc.umn.edu


Affiliated faculty
Juergen Konczak, PhD

Movement neuroscience, biomechanics, clinical movement science

612-624-4370
jkonczak@umn.edu


Thomas Stoffregen, PhD

Perception and action, human factors, control of posture and orientation, ecological psychology, embodied cognition, coordination dynamics, affordances, motion sickness

612-626-1056
tas@umn.edu


Michael Wade, PhD

Typical and atypical motor skill behavior, aging, lifespan development, human factors

612-626-2094
mwade@umn.edu