Welcome to the Motor Skills Lab! Here we study practice. We commonly conduct lab. experiments with new learners, to determine how and why various practice variables (such as instruction, feedback, order of practice) impact motor learning and transfer. These tasks range from relatively novel, yet easy to acquire skills (adapting to new visual-environments, learning 2-handed coordination actions, key-press sequencing) to more "true-to-life" skills (kicking, throwing, juggling). We also learn about practice by studying people who are already skilled. Motor experts provide a rich source of information about practice histories and current practice habits to give insights into what practice entails to develop expert-like performance.
A complementary aim in our lab. is to provide a rich 'learning' environment for researchers at the undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral level. Opportunities for prospective researchers include:
- Access to world-class equipment.
- Travel to National and International conferences.
- Collaboration with leading researchers in motor control & learning, psychology, engineering and rehab. sciences.
- Opportunities to be part of a productive and dynamic lab. group at one of the leading Kinesiology depts. and research institutions in the world.