Wendy Huddleston, PT, Ph.D.
College of Health Sciences- Kinesiology: Integrative Health Care & Performance
Interests & Expertise:
Dr. Huddleston is the Director of the Visuomotor Laboratory where she investigates the cognitive contributions to movement and movement planning. Specifically, members of the lab use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and psychophysical approaches to address questions about the role of attention in the selection of task-relevant features of the environment and movement plans to create successful goal-directed movements. Of particular interest is how this process changes across the age span.
Current projects in the lab involve challenging resource allocation during movement tasks. We are assessing changes in gait and attention while younger and older adults walking and do a math task. We also have an ongoing project comparing the visual and attentional strategies of younger and older adults when performing a motor task.
Most Recent Publications:
Almonroeder, T.G., Kernozek, T., Cobb, S., Slavens, B., Wang, J., & Huddleston, W.E. (2018). Cognitive Demands Influence Lower Extremity Mechanics during a Drop Vertical Jump Task in Female Athletes. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 1-22.
Huddleston, W. E., Swanson, A. N., Lytle, J. R., & Aleksandrowicz, M. S. Overlapping regions of visuospatial and motor attention maps maintain spatial congruency in human posterior parietal cortex..
Fueger, C., & Huddleston, W. E. (2018, December). Effects of concussions on visually guided motor actions: A literature review. Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 40(10), 1074-1080.
Amateis, A. L., Boesel, C. L., Ehnert, B. P., Evans, A. S., Hurst, K. E., Marek, K. L., Sullivan, A. C., Zalewski, K. R., & Huddleston, W. E. (2018, May). The need for mapping personal goals to exercise dosage in community-based exercise programs for people with Parkinson’s disease. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 1-9.
Kate, R. J., Rubatt, S., Enwemeka, C. S., & Huddleston, W. E. (2018, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Optimal Laser Phototherapy Parameters for Pain Relief. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, 36(7), 354-362.
Keenan, K.G., Huddleston, W.E., & Ernest, B.E. (2017). Altered Visual Strategies and Attention are Related to Increased Force Fluctuations during a Pinch Grip Task in Older Adults. Journal of Neurophysiology 118(5), 2537-2548. doi:10.1152/jn.00928.2016