I am interested in how the brain contributes to effective movement, with the long-range goal to impact remediation, rehabilitation, and therapeutic practice. My primary focus is the planning and control of movement sequencing, especially how the basal ganglia contribute to learning motor sequences using a Parkinson’s disease model. In addition I am engaged in collaborative work in which we are studying movement sequencing in children with developmental coordination disorder and developmental dyslexia.
Dr. Ann Smiley-Oyen
Associate Professor, Kinesiology
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Ph.D. Kinesiology and Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1993
M.A. Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1989
M.S. Kinesiology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1979
B.S. Kinesiology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1977, magna cum laude