Natalia Dounskaia, PhD
- PhD - Institute of Control Sciences, Russian Academy of Science, 1990
- MS - Moscow Institute of Electronic Building, Moscow, Russia, 1976
- BS - Moscow Institute of Electronic Building, Moscow, Russia, 1976
- Dounskaia, N., Goble J, Wang W (2011) The role of intrinsic factors in control of arm movement direction: Implications from directional preferences. J Neurophysiol. 105: 999-1010.
- Wang W, Johnson T, Sainburg RL, Dounskaia, N., (2012) Interlimb differences of directional biases for stroke production. Exp Brain Res. 216: 263-274
- Dounskaia, N., Goble J. (2011) The role of vision, speed and attention in overcoming directional biases during arm movements. Exp Brain Res, 209: 299-309.
- Dounskaia, N. (2010) Control of human limb movements: The leading joint hypothesis and its practical applications. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 4: 201-208 (review).
- Dounskaia, N., Nogueira, K.G, Swinnen, S.P. & Drummond, E. (2010) Limitations on coupling of bimanual movements caused by arm dominance: When the muscle homology principle fails. J of Neurophysiol., 102, 2027-2038.
Poetry in Motion (PDF) - Dr. Natalia Dounskaia describes how her work on the Leading Joint Hypothesis
Control of human multi-joint movements, bimanual movement control, origins of submovements in aiming movements, adverse effect of normal aging and motor disorders on movement control.
Current/Recent Grants and Projects
- Factors contributing to efficiency of arm movements revealed through directional biases. Funded by National Science Foundation, May 2008-April 2011; $335,712