Alumni of the Laboratory for Computational Motor Control
Sarah Criscimagna-Hemminger, 2001
Strawberry picking, near Baltimore, 2002
Sarah Hemminger, 2005
Jun Izawa, Vincent Ethier, Courtney Haswell, and Sarah Hemminger. San Diego, 2007.
Minnan Xu-Wilson, Robert Nickl, and Sarah Hemminger. Hawaii, 2009
April 2009, Hawaii
Mollie Marko, Robert Nickl, Thomas Reppert, Ali Ahmadi-Pajouh, and Sarah Hemminger, 2010
Sarah Hemminger, Reza Shadmehr, Adrian Haith, August 2010
Jean Jacque Orban de Xivry, Pavan Vaswani, Mollie Marko, Michelle Herran, Sarah Pekny, and Sarah Hemminger. San Diego, 2010.
San Diego, 2010
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 2010
Sarah was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship (NRSA) from the NIH in 2008. She was named a Siebel Foundation Scholar in Bioengineering in 2009. She discovered a latent form of motor adaptation in patients with severe cerebellar damage. She also discovered that sudden performance errors in a well-learned task did not produce unlearning, but installed a new, fragile memory that with passage of time became strengthened. She completed her PhD in 01/2010 with the thesis Linking error, passage of time, the cerebellum and the motor cortex to the multiple timescales of motor memory.
Sarah is the founder and CEO of Incentive Mentoring Program.
The results of her work in our lab were published in the following papers:
Cerebellar contributions to reach adaptation and learning sensory consequences of action. J Izawa, SE Criscimagna-Hemminger, and R Shadmehr (2012) Journal of Neuroscience 32:4230-4239. Abstract
Contributions of the motor cortex to adaptive control of reaching depend on the perturbation schedule. JJ Orban de Xivry, SE Criscimagna-Hemminger, and R Shadmehr (2011) Cerebral Cortex 21:1475-1484. Abstract
Size of error affects cerebellar contributions to motor learning. SE Criscimagna-Hemminger, AJ Bastian, and R Shadmehr (2010) Journal of Neurophysiology 103:2275-2284. Abstract
Dissociating timing and coordination as functions of the cerebellum. J Diedrichsen, SE Criscimagna-Hemminger, and R Shadmehr (2007) Journal of Neuroscience, 27:6291-6301. Abstract
Learning dynamics of reaching. R Shadmehr, O Donchin, EJ Hwang, SE Hemminger, and A Rao (2005) Motor Cortex in Voluntary Movements: A distributed system for distributed functions, A. Riehle and E. Vaadia (eds), CRC Press, pp. 297-328. Abstract
Learned dynamics of reaching movements generalize from dominant to non-dominant arm. SE Criscimagna-Hemminger, O Donchin, MS Gazzaniga, and R Shadmehr (2003) Journal of Neurophysiology 89:168-176. Abstract