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David N Lee

David N Lee


David N Lee



Professor Emeritus and Honorary Professorial Fellow of Perception, Action and Development

Director, Perception-Movement-Action Research Consortium (PMARC) University of Edinburgh, UK

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Personal Statement

My aim is to discover general fundamental principles underpinning the sensory and intrinsic guidance of purposeful movements in humans and animals. To this end, I am developing General Tau Theory and using the theory to study experimentally, in collaboration with my colleagues and students,

(i) the development of basic intersubjective, manual and locomotor skills in human infants;
(ii) musical performance skills;
(iii) sports skills;
(iv) flying skills;
(v) rehabilitation of basic skills in, e.g., Parkinson's Disease and Cerebellar Ataxia;
(vi) sensory guidance of movement by cells;
(vii) the electrical energy patterns in the brain that guide movement.

Related Publications, by Category

Theory of Action

Perceptual Basis of Action

Intrinsic Basis of Action

Fundamental Actions

Development of Action

Communicative Actions

Locomotor Actions

Sports Actions

Rehabilitation and Training of Actions