Motor Control provides a multidisciplinary, international forum for the exchange of scientific information on the control of human movement across the life span, including issues related to motor disorders.
Motor Control(MC) provides a multidisciplinary international forum for the exchange of scientific information on the control of human movement across the life span, including issues related to motor disorders. To this end, MC publishes clinical, experimental, modeling, and theoretical studies from a variety of disciplines, including biomechanics, kinesiology, neurophysiology, neuroscience, psychology, physical medicine, and rehabilitation. The journal has expanded in scope to include more papers based on modeling and experimental studies involving cells, tissues, and organ systems.
Many of the articles in Motor Control focus on the field of voluntary movement, including a category of articles on the history of the field. Past issues of MC have addressed topics such as age-related decline in muscle quickness, orofacial muscular activity, motor equivalence during reaching, and anchoring in visuomotor tracking. Recently, articles have addressed motor control and the performing arts, including music, dance, and circus arts, as well as examined state-of-the-art research in motor control.
For individual subscribers, MC is available in online-only or print plus online subscription formats. Both versions allow subscribers full access to the journal’s authoritative content and online access to digital archives of back issues. Those who wish to stay updated on recent content may visit the MC website to sign up for the free notification of the table of contents, which details the articles and authors for each new issue.
Institutional subscriptions are offered in the same formats mentioned previously as well as print only. Institutional subscriptions must be placed by phone.
Mindy F. Levin, PhD, PT, is a professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University, where she was the director of the physical therapy program from 2004 to 2008. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in motor recovery and rehabilitation (2005-2019). Dr. Levin trained as a physiotherapist at McGill University (BSc 1976) and practiced for several years at the Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal, where she specialized in neurological rehabilitation. She earned a master’s degree in clinical sciences from the University of Montreal in 1985 and a PhD in physiology from McGill University in 1990 under the supervision of Dr. Christina Hui-Chan. She completed an additional two years of postdoctoral training in neurophysiology at the University of Montreal with Drs. Yves Lamarre and Anatol G. Feldman. From 1992 to 2004, Dr. Levin held a position as researcher and professor at the School of Physiotherapy at the University of Montreal. Dr. Levin is the former scientific director of the Research Centre of the Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal, a position she held from 1997 to 2001. She maintains two research laboratories in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation in Montreal and supervises numerous graduate and postdoctoral students. Dr. Levin's research focuses on the mechanisms underlying motor deficits after brain lesions as well as the mechanisms of motor recovery and motor learning primarily regarding movements related to reaching and grasping. Her research encompasses patients with neurological deficits such as cerebral palsy, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Levin was elected president of the International Society of Motor Control in 2005 and is a founding member of the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation and the International Neurological Physical Therapy Association (INPA), a branch of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy.