Kinesiology and Health Sciences (Pathokinesiology Specialization) Core Faculty
Location: KHS 142
Office Phone: 435-797-7329
My Research in Perception-Action Lab
Location: KHS 132
Office Phone: 435-797-7324
BHK in Human Kinetics (University of British Columbia, Canada), PhD in Neuromechanics (University of British Columbia, Canada) - investigated the use of stochastic vestibular stimuli to probe the vestibular contribution to movement control. Spent four years as a Post-Doctoral fellow between the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine (USA) and the Institute of Neurology at University College London (UK) studying visual and vestibular perception and its contribution to determining our orientation relative to the world. Other related topics of research have included investigation of the vestibular contribution to locomotor stability and visual orientation perception in Spinocerebellar Ataxia. Dr. Dakin’s current research focuses on untangling the contribution of different sources of sensory information to the process of movement and movement perception.
Location: KHS 144
Office Phone: 435-797-0109
Breanna Studenka, PhD – Dr. Studenka specializes in pathokinesiology. She conducts research on how humans plan for and control movements that occur in sequence, including rhythmic timing, planning of grasping for object manipulation and joint-action, and continuous sensory-motor coupling. Her current research includes movement timing related to visual control and stuttering, the role of social/contextual factors on characteristics of movement variability, and potential therapeutic interventions for persons with movement disorders specifically related to control of sequential, timed movement (Parkinson’s Disease).