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 is expanding 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. Recent issues of MC have also addressed topics such as the effects of extensive practice on bradykinesia in Parkinson’s disease; the influence of physical activity, body composition, and lower-extremity strength on walking ability; and arm motion coupling during locomotion-like actions. Future articles will continue to examine the controversial issue of motor synergies.
MC is also published in a digital format, providing online subscribers with the same authoritative content of the print edition but with additional advantages, such as the ability to search entire issues in seconds and access to back issues. The content of the online version of MC is accessible weeks before the print version arrives by mail, and online subscribers can receive each issue's table of contents by e-mail when a new issue is published.
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Dr. 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 (2005-2012). 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 directorship of Dr. Christina Hui-Chan. She completed an additional two years of postdoctoral training in neurophysiology at the University of Montreal under the co-directorship of 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 until November 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.