Our broad goals are to study the cognitive control, neuromuscular control, and brain mechanisms associated with motor control and motor learning in young adults, middle-aged and older adults, and in patients with neurological disorders, such as stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and brain injuries.
Currently, our primary research interests are to investigate: (1) how aging and neural injuries influence motor control (such as balance and gait), motor learning, brain structure, and brain functions; and (2) the effects of different modes of exercises on improving cognitive and motor functions, neural plasticity, and on preventing dementia and disability in middle-aged and older adults and in patients with neurological disorders.
The major ongoing projects are as the following:
- Comparisons of brain mechanisms of the processes and transfer of lower extremity motor sequence learning between patients with stroke and healthy middle-aged and older adults (PI, supported by Ministry of Science and Technology grant (MOST 104-2420-H-002-005-MY2), ROC)
- Non-pharmacological approaches to prevent cognitive decline in subjects with preclinical Alzheimer’s disease (CoPI, supported by National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan, ROC)
Motor Control and Brain Function Laboratory
Room 329, Floor 3, No.17, Xuzhou Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)