Welcome to the Neuroscience of Dance in Health and Disability Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The Neuroscience of Dance in Health and Disability Laboratory focuses on research to understand the how the human brain generates motor coordination using the language of dance movement. The inquiry into basic science questions informs our research on the design of dance/movement training protocols in health, disability, and rehabilitation through the life span.
Our research is interdisciplinary and involves the areas of dance, biomechanics, mathematical modeling, motor control, motor learning, physics, body-environment interfaces, mixed media, computational neuroscience, neurophysiology, and rehabilitation. The Neuroscience of Dance in Health and Disability Laboratory offers research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Students in our laboratory have the opportunity to grow intellectually by immersion in quantitative research on the intersection of the arts and sciences.