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Gaze and Gait

How do we learn and execute new movement plans?

Gaze and

movement planning

Whether you are shooting a basketball or learning to walk, you must be able to effectively plan a movement before you can execute it. That planning is reliant on your eyes, specifically where you look and when you look there. 

 

My current research looks to monitor gaze behavior during motor learning in order to better understand the role of gaze in providing relevant information while learning new walking patterns.

Papers and Preprints

Don't watch your step: gaze behavior adapts with practice of a target stepping task

Journal of Neurophysiology, 2022

Motor learning alters vision, but vision does not alter motor learning

Seeing does not mean processing: where we look and the visual information we rely on change independently as we learn a walking task

Experimental Brain Research, 2023

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Neuromatch 3.0

During this talk, I lay out the basics of how vision informs how we walk and share some early preliminary data about how that relationship changes in response to locomotor learning.

This talk was given on 10/29/2020 as part of the Neuromatch 3.0 Conference.

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