Jinsung Wang, Ph.D.

Center Scientist
Kinesiology

Associate Professor
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.

Current Projects:
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.

Most Recent Publications:

Lei, Y., Akbar, A., & Wang, J. (2018, June). Direct-effects and after-effects of dynamic adaptation on intralimb and interlimb transfer. Human movement science.

Lei, Y., & Wang, J. (2018, February). The effect of proprioceptive acuity variability on motor adaptation in older adults. Experimental brain research236(2), 599-608.

Almonroeder, T. G., Kernozek, T., Cobb, S., Slavens, B., Wang, J., & Huddleston, W. (2018, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Cognitive Demands Influence Lower Extremity Mechanics During a Drop Vertical Jump Task in Female Athletes. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 1-22.

Lei, Y., Bao, S., Perez, M. A., & Wang, J. (2017, December). Enhancing Generalization of Visuomotor Adaptation by Inducing Use-dependent Learning. Neuroscience366, 184-195.

Almonroeder, T. G., Kernozek, T., Cobb, S., Slavens, B., Wang, J., & Huddleston, W. (2017, November). Divided attention during cutting influences lower extremity mechanics in female athletes. Sports Biomechanics, 1-13.