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James Lackner

James Lackner


James R Lackner


Director, Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory; Riklis Professor of Physiology
Graybiel Laboratory, Brandeis University

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Personal Statement

Research in the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory covers human spatial orientation, motor control, and adaptation. Basic mechanisms and their practical implications are both of interest. Unique approaches include

1) emphasis on intersensory and sensory-motor interactions,

2) recognition of the intimate relationship between moment-to-moment control and long-term adaptation, and

3) exploration of non-terrestrial conditions, such as space flight, artificial gravity and virtual environments and of clinical populations with loss of vision, proprioception, or vestibular function.

Related Publications, by Category

Theory of Action

Perceptual Basis of Action

Fundamental Actions

Development of Action

Rehabilitation and Training of Actions