Semyon M. Slobounov 

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Professor of Kinesiology

Contact Information

268P Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-865-1275

Research Interests

Basic brain science research with specific focus on neural substrates of human movement both in normal and pathological populations. Clinical research focused on sports-related traumatic brain injuries using advanced Virtual Reality and brain Imaging (fMRI, EEG) tools


Ph.D., 1994, Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., 1978, Psychology, University of Leningrad


  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Sports-related concussion
  • Psychology of Athletic Injuries
  • Application of Virtual Reality for Medical Rehabilitation
  • Neural bases postural control
  • EEG correlates of cognitive functions
  • Functional MRI in assessment of concussion

Selected Publications

Teel, E., Ray, W., Geronimo, A, Slobounov S. (2014). Residual alterations of brain electrical activity in clinically asymptomatic concussed individuals: and EEG study. Clinical Neurophysiology, PMID: 24140103.9

Papa, L., Ramia, M., Edwards, D., Johnson, B., Slobounov, S. (2014). Systematic review of clincial studies examining biomarkers of brain injury in athletes following sports-related concussion. Journal of Neurotrauma, PMID: doi:10.1089/neu.2014.3655.

Garimella, H., Yuan, H., Johnson, B., Slobounov, S., Kraft, R. (2014). Anissotropic constitutive model of human brain with intravoxel heterogeneity of fiber orientation using diffusion spectrum imaging (DSI). Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Explosion. ASME IMECE, 2014. November 14-20, 2014, Montreal Canada.

Curriculum Vitae

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Strategic Themes

  • Domains of Health and Behavior