Motor Learning and Performance
with Andrea Mason
About this Course: Motor Learning and Performance (Kinesiology 361) is a basic and up-to-date view of the major processes and mechanisms underlying the performance and learning of motor skills. Principles in motor learning and control are systematically introduced to produce a meaningful conceptual framework. Online for Summer 2017.
June 12 –
Meet Your Professor
Andrea Helen Mason
“I was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. I completed my Ph.D. in the Human Motor Systems Lab at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia under the direction of Dr. Christine MacKenzie. For my doctoral dissertation I studied kinematic and grip force patterns as people passed objects to and received objects from a partner. I have been a faculty member in the department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since January of 2002.” (source)
Dr. Andrea Mason runs The Human Motor Behavior laboratory. There, they study how motor behavior broadly encompasses the psychological and physiological processes that affect motor performance. Under the direction of Dr. Andrea Mason, the Human Motor Behavior lab at the University of Wisconsin is an active research environment where faculty and students collaborate on projects aimed at gaining a better understanding of the planning and performance of simple and complex manual activities in both natural and virtual environments. Read more about their research here >