Eastern Michigan University,
He is currently an associate professor of Psychology at Eastern Michigan University. He received a Bachelor of Medicine in Pediatrics from Shanghai Second Medical University in 1993, an M.A. in Kinesiology and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. During his doctoral training, he was also a research trainee at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University. After graduation, he went on for postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan before being hired by Eastern Michigan University in 2009. His research focuses on the behavioral and neural mechanisms of age-related differences in motor skill learning for individuals with cognitive and motor difficulties. He had published manuscripts, book and book chapters on individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. He is also an ad hoc reviewer for a number of top ranking scientific journals and grant agencies such as National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). "
I have a broad background in Neurscience, Kinesiology, Psychology, and Pediatrics, with specific training in motor learning and motor development. My overall research objective is to understand the behavioral and neural mechanisms of motor skill learning in individuals with motor difficulties. My main research line is to examine the role of cognitive function on sensorimotor adaptation and sequence learning across lifespan. I have worked with a range of patient population, especially children with neurodevelopmental disorders, patients with cerebellum lesion, and older adults with mild dementia. I also have experience using neuroimaging approaches to study the neural correlates of motor learning. My current research focuses on the relationship between motor learning and cognitive functions in individuals with motor difficulites, including children with Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
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