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Robert Sainburg
Professor of Kinesiology and Neurology
Summary Statement

Robert Sainburg studies the neural principles underlying the planning and execution of arm movements, mechanisms underlying intralimb and interlimb coordination, and the mechanisms underlying coordination deficits associated with neurological disorders; neurorehabilitation.

  • Kinesiology - KINES
  • Ph.D., 1993, Neuroscience, Rutgers University
  • M.S., 1989, Neurobiology and Physiology, Rutgers University
  • B.S., 1984, Occupational Therapy, The University of New York
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Office Address
33 Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
  • Brain Lateralization for Motor Control
  • Multijoint and Interlimb Coordination
  • Recovery of Function in Stroke Survivors
Grants and Research Projects

Neural mechanisms underlying control of multijoint arm movements in humans. We combine both psychophysical experiments and biomechanical simulations to determine the neural processes responsible for coordinating the complex mechanics of the musculoskeletal system. Studies in patients with neurological lesions are conducted to determine the contributions of specific neural structures to control.

Sainburg Laboratory

Center for Movement Science and Technology (C-MOST)