Understanding the adaptation of human gait in response to sustained externally induced perturbations.

We investigate the adaptation of muscle coordination and its biomechanical consequences when movements in the healthy and impaired motor system are perturbed by novel environmental demands.

 Understanding the dynamics of learning new locomotor patterns upon novel situations

We investigate how to manipulate the sensitivity to errors during locomotor adaptation in order to modulate how fast subjects learn a new walking pattern and how long they retain it.

 Understanding the generalization of newly-acquired motor patterns across different situations

We investigate how factors like age, movement variability, cortical lesions, and task parameters modulate the carry over of newly learned movements on a treadmill to natural walking.