Jinsung Wang, Ph.D.
College of Health Sciences- Department of Kinesiology
Interests & Expertise:
In his research, Dr. Wang attempts to delineate the neural mechanisms that underlie hemispheric lateralization and interlimb transfer of motor control and learning. He is interested in research questions such as how movement information is stored, represented and retrieved in the brain, and how such information is transferred between the two brain hemispheres. To study these questions, he often investigates how learning a novel task generalizes across different movement conditions (e.g., transfer of visuomotor or dynamic adaptation tasks from one limb to the other, or from bilateral to unilateral training conditions). Dr. Wang investigates these motor control/learning issues primarily with healthy young and older adults, and is also interested in other populations including individuals with Parkinson’s disease, stroke patients with hemiparesis and individuals with mild traumatic brain injury. To see Dr. Wang’s full profile, click here. Click here to view Dr. Wang’s vitae.
Dr. Wang is currently working on a project in which he investigates hemispheric lateralization for motor control and learning in healthy older adults. In this study, he is also investigating the association between the level of physical activity and hemispheric motor lateralization by comparing the pattern of interlimb transfer of motor learning between physically active and sedentary older adults.
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