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Perception Action Lab


The Perception-Action lab is focused on how higher brain processes adapt our movements in complex, choice-demanding environments. Specifically, this lab studies how sophisticated brain processes prevent us from falling in the cluttered environments we face everyday. To accomplish this, techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and electroencephalography are used to measures brain processes related to reactive balance control. These direct measures of brain function are combined with traditional biomechanics measures (e.g. external forces, motion capture and muscle activity) to provide a comprehensive picture of how we prevent falls in real-world environments.