The Neuroscience of Dance in Health and Disability Laboratory focuses on research to understand how the human brain generates motor coordination using the language of dance movement. The inquiry into basic science questions informs our research on the design of dance/movement training protocols in health, disability, and rehabilitation through the life span.
Our research is interdisciplinary and involves the areas of dance, biomechanics, mathematical modeling, motor control, motor learning, physics, body-environment interfaces, mixed media, computational neuroscience, neurophysiology, and rehabilitation. Students in our laboratory have the opportunity to grow intellectually by immersion in quantitative research on the intersection of the arts and sciences. The Neuroscience of Dance in Health and Disability Laboratory offers research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Our Principal Investigator is Dr. Citlali Lopez-Ortiz, PhD, MA.
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