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Natalia Dounskaia

Associate Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

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Education

  • 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

Research Interests

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.

 

Research Publications

  • Dounskaia N, Van Gemmert A, Leis B, Stelmach G. Biased wrist and finger coordination in Parkinsonian patients during performance of graphical tasks. Neuropsycologia (2009).
  • Fradet L, Lee G, Stelmach GE, Dounskaia N. Joint-Specific Disruption of Control during Arm Movements in Parkinson’s Disease. Experimental Brain Research (2009).
  • Kim YK, Hinrichs RN, Dounskaia N. Multicomponent control strategy underlying production of maximal hand velocity during horizontal arm swing. Journal of Neurophysiology (2009).
  • Dounskaia N, Kim Y-K, Goble J. Directional biases during arm movements and their dependence on movement conditions. Program No. 368.9. 2009 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience, 2009 (2009).
  • Dounskaia N, Nogueira K, Drummond E. Hierarchical control of bimanual movements revealed by arm dominance challenges the muscle homology principle. Advances in Computational Motor Control. Symposium at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Friday, October 16, 2009. Online (2009).
  • Kim Y.-K., Wang W., Dounskaia N. Directional biases during unconstrained 3D arm movements. Program No. 368.10. 2009 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience, 2009 (2009).
  • Wang W., Kim Y.-K., Dounskaia N. Directional biases during arm movements in different planes. Program No. 368.11. 2009 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience, 2009 (2009).
  • Fradet L, Lee G, Dounskaia N. Origins of submovements during pointing movements. Acta Psychologia (2008).
  • Fradet L, Lee G, Dounskaia N. Origins of submovements in movements of elderly adults. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation (2008).
  • Drummond E, Nogueira K, Dounskaia N. Unimanual control contributes to coordination of bimanual movements. Neural Control of Movement. 18th Annual Meeting, Program and Abstracts,Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, Naples, FL, Vol. 13, April 29-May 4, 2008 (2008).
  • Kim Y., Dounskaia N. The effect of load on joint control and movement speed during horizontal arm swing. Program No 861.6 2008 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington D.C.: Society for Neuroscience, 2008 (2008).
  • Kim, Y., Dounskaia, N, & Hinrichs, R. Does an extra mass improve the arm swing speed?. Proceedings of XXVI International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, Seoul, S. Korea (2008).
  • Nogueira, Keith, Dounskaia, Natalia. Distinct contribution of the leaning and subordinate joints to performance of bimanual line drawing. Program No 183.9 2008 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington D.C.: Society for Neuroscience, 2008 (2008).
  • G Lee, L Fradet, C Ketcham, Natalia Dounskaia. Age-related adaptive strategies of joint control during line drawing task. Experimental Brain Research (2007).
  • Jacob Goble, Yury Shimansky, Sid Sharma, Natalia Dounskaia. Directional biases reveal utilization of arm’s biomechanical properties for optimization of motor behavior. Journal of Neurophysiology (2007).
  • Natalia Dounskaia. Kinematic invariants during cyclical arm movements. Biological Cybernetics (2007).
  • Dounskaia, Natalia, Fradet, Laetitia, Leee, Gyusung, Adler, Charles. Submovements during pointing movements in Parkinson’s disease. Motor Control, Volume 11, Supplement, 2007. Progress in Motor control VI, August 9 – 12, 2007, Santos, Brazil (2007).
  • Dounskaia, Natalia, Nogueira, Keith. Computational load as a source of coupling of bimanual movements. European Workshop on Movement Science, 2007, Book of Abstracts (2007).
  • Goble, Jacob, Zang, Yanxin, Shimansky, Yury, Dounskaia, Natalia. Extended evidence for directional biases. Program No. 828.17 2007 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2007 (2007).
  • C Ketcham, Natalia Dounskaia, G Stelmach. The role of vision in the control of contineous multijoint movements. Journal of Motor Behavior (2006).
  • D Wisleder, Natalia Dounskaia. The role of different submovement types during pointing to a target. Experimental Brain Research (2006).
  • Dounskaia, Natalia. Shoulder and elbow control during mirror and non-mirror bimanual movements. (2006).
  • Dounskaia, Natalia, Lee, G, Ketcham, C. Age-related adaptive strategies of joint control during line drawing tasks. Neural Control of Movement. (2006).
  • FRADET, L, LEE, G, Dounskaia, Natalia, VAN GEMMERT, A. Effects of age and Parkinson's disease on secondary submovements during pointing movements. (2006).
  • GOBLE, J, ZHANG, Y, SHARMA, S, Dounskaia, Natalia. A novel paradigm for the identification of preferred multijoint control strategies. (2006).
  • Zhang, Y, Goble, J, Dounskaia, Natalia. Biomechanical Factors and Directional Biases of Multi-joint Movements. Neural Control of Movement. (2006).
  • ZHANG, Y, GOBLE, J, Dounskaia, Natalia. Biomechanical sources of directional biases during arm movements. (2006).
  • Natalia Dounskaia. The Internal Model and the Leading Joint Hypothesis: Implications for Control of Multi-Joint Movements. Experimental Brain Research (2005).
  • Natalia Dounskaia, C Ketcham, B Leis, G Stelmach. Disruptions in joint control during arm drawing movements in Parkinson's disease. Experimental Brain Research (2005).
  • Natalia Dounskaia, D Wisleder, T Johnson. Influence of Biomechanical Factors on Substructure of Pointing Movements. Experimental Brain Research (2005).
  • Dounskaia, Natalia. Bimanual Coordination Is Driven by the Internal Model of Arm Inter-Segmental Dynamics. (2005).
  • Dounskaia, Natalia. INTERJOINT CONTROL AFFECTS STABILITY OF BIMANUAL MOVEMENTS. (2005).
  • Fradet, L, Lee, G, Dounskaia, Natalia, Teulings, H. Effect of changes in experimental conditions on submovements in accurate pointing tasks. (2005).
  • Goble, J, Sharma, S, Dounskaia, Natalia. DIRECTIONAL BIASES ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE CONTROL OF HORIZONTAL ARM MOVEMENTS. (2005).
  • Goble, J, Sharma, S, Dounskaia, Natalia. Mechanical Factors Induce Anisotropic Patterns During Arm Movements. (2005).
  • C Ketcham, Natalia Dounskaia, George Stelmach. Age-related differences in the control of multijoint movements. Motor Control (2004).
  • G Lee, Natalia Dounskaia, C Ketcham, G Stelmach. Age-related adaptive strategies of joint control during line drawing task. Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planer. Society for Neuroscience, Online (2004).
  • Natalia Dounskaia, C Ketcham, G Stelmach. Arm geometry predicts bell-shaped velocity profile and 2/3-power law. Motor Control: Trends and Perspectives. May 20-21, 2004, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (2004).
  • Natalia Dounskaia, D Wisleder, T Johnson, G Stelmach. Influence of biomechanical properties of the arm on end-point kinematics. Proceedings of the Second IASTED International Conference, Biomechanics. August 23-25, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 463-018 (2004).
  • S Swinnen, Y Li, N Wenderoth, Natalia Dounskaia, W Byblow, C Stinear, J Wagemans. Perception-action coupling during bimanual coordination: The role of visual perception in the coalition of constraints that govern bimanual action. Journal of Motor Behavior (2004).
  • Dounskaia, Natalia, Ketcham, C, Stelmach, G. Arm geometry predicts bell-shaped velocity profile and 2/3-power law. Motor Control: Trends and Perspectives. (2004).
  • Goble, J, Dounskaia, Natalia, Stelmach, G. Influence of the arm's biomechanical properties on preferences in movement kinematics. (2004).
  • Lee, G, Dounskaia, Natalia, Ketcham, C, Stelmach, G. Age-related adaptive strategies of joint control during line drawing task. (2004).
  • Wisleder, D, Dounskaia, Natalia, Stelmach, G. Relative Effects of Movement Termination and Pacing on Movement Substructure During Pointing. (2004).

Research Activity

  • Dounskaia,Natalia*. Factors Contributing to Efficiency of Arm Movements Revealed Through Directional Biases. NSF-SBE(5/1/2008 - 4/30/2012).
  • Dounskaia,Natalia*. Microstructure of Arm Movements in Parkinson's Disease. MAYO CLINIC SCOTTSDALE(1/1/2006 - 12/31/2006).
  • Dounskaia,Natalia*Stelmach,George Edward. JOINT DISCOORDINATION IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE. HHS-NIH-NINDS(1/15/2003 - 12/31/2008).
  • Dounskaia,Natalia*. AGE-RELATED DEFICITS IN MULTIJOINT COORDINATION. HHS-NIH-NIA(1/1/2003 - 12/31/2004).
  • Dounskaia,Natalia*. FACTORS INFLUENCING MICROSTRUCTURE OF AIMING MOVEMENTS. NSF-SBE(11/1/2002 - 10/31/2003).