Motor Control Lab (MCL@PSU)

The Laboratory was founded in January 1995. Its activities have mostly been directed along two major research routes that can be characterized by two key expressions: "Equilibrium-point Hypothesis" and "Synergy". Within these wide areas, we have studied multi-joint limb movements, postural control, and multi-limb coordination, and multi-digit coordination. These research programs have been supported by three NIH grants. We are also interested in changes in movement and posture coordination with age and neurological disorders as well as following motor rehabilitation. A number of colleagues from Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Japan, France, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, USA, and Yugoslavia stayed in our Laboratory for different time periods and collaborated on research projects. If you are interested in our activities and in possibilities of collaboration or study in the Laboratory, please contact us.