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Professor

Office
Copp Building Room 4602
2146 Health Sciences Mall
Education
St. Luke’s College, Exeter, 1968, Cert. Ed.
McGill University, 1975, B.Ed., Physical Education
University of Alberta, 1977, M.Sc., Motor Learning and Control
University of Alberta, 1980, Ph.D., Motor Learning and Control

Research Interests

Specialization

Exercise Science – Human Motor Control, Motor skill acquisition, Analysis of coaching behaviour, Sport analysis

Research

Dr. Franks’ research is concerned with the control and acquisition of human movement. The program of research which is currently funded by a NSERC Discovery Grant is intended to investigate the processes responsible for the preparation, initiation and execution of voluntary actions.


Publications

PUBLICATIONS (2009 -2015)

Refereed Articles

Blinch, J., Franks, I.M., Carpenter, M.G., and Chua, R. (in progress) “Preparation cost for bimanual asymmetric movements is caused by response selection”

Maslovat, D., Chua, R., Klapp S.T., and Franks, I.M. (in review) “Independent planning of timing and sequencing for complex movements” Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Forgaard, C.J., Franks, I.M., Maslovat, D., Chin, L. and, Chua, R. (in press) “Voluntary reaction time and long-latency reflex modulation” Journal of Neurophysiology.

Maslovat, D., Franks, I.M., and Carlsen, A. N. (2015) “Responses to startling acoustic stimuli indicate that movement-related activation does not build up in anticipation of action.” Journal of Neurophysiology (Letter to the Editor), 113, 3453-3454.

Blinch, J., Franks, I.M., Carpenter, M.G., and Chua, R. (2015) “Unified nature of bimanual movements revealed by separating the preparation of each arm” Experimental Brain Research, 233, 1931-1944.

Maslovat, D., Chua, R., Carlsen, A.N., May, C., Forgaard, C.J., and Franks, I.M. (2015) “A startling acoustic stimulus interferes with upcoming motor preparation: Evidence for a startle refractory period.” Acta Psychologia, 158, 36-42.

Maslovat, D., Franks, I.M., Leguerrier, A., and Carlsen, A.N. (2015) “Responses to startling acoustic stimuli indicate that movement-related activation is constant prior to action: A replication with an alternate interpretation” Physiological Reports, 3 (2), 2015, e12300, doi: 10.14814/phy2.12300

Blinch, J., Cameron, B.D., Franks, I.M., Carpenter, M.G., and Chua, R. (2015) Facilitation and interference during the preparation of bimanual movements: contributions from starting locations, movement amplitudes, and target locations. Psychological Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00426-014-0624-y

Maslovat, D., Klapp, S.T., Jagacinski, R.J., and Franks, I.M. (2014) “Control of Response Timing Occurs During the Simple Reaction Time Interval but On-Line for Choice Reaction Time.” Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40, 2005-2021.

Stevenson, A.J.T., Chiu C., Maslovat D., Chua R., Gick, B., Blouin, J-S., and Franks, I.M. (2014) “Cortical involvement in the StartReact effect”, Neuroscience, 269, 21-34.

Blinch, J., Cameron, B.D., Cressman, E.K., Franks, I.M., Carpenter, M.G. and Chua, R. (2014) “Comparing movement preparation of unimanual, bimanual symmetric, and bimanual asymmetric movements” Experimental Brain Research, 269, 21-34.

Maslovat, D., Chua, R., Spencer, H.C., Forgaard, C.J., Carlsen, A.N., and Franks, I.M. (2013) “Evidence for a response preparation bottleneck during dual-task performance: Effect of a startling acoustic stimulus on the psychological refractory period” Acta Psychologia, 144, 481-487.

Forgaard, C.J., Maslovat, D., Carlsen, A.N., Chua, R. and Franks, I.M. (2013) “Startle reveals independent preparation and initiation of the triphasic bursts in targeted ballistic movements” Journal of Neurophysiology, 110, 2113-2128.

Cressman, E.K., Lam, M.Y., Franks, I.M., Enns, J.T., and Chua, R. (2013) “Unconscious and out of control: Subliminal priming is insensitive to observer expectations.” Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 716-728.

Carlsen, A.N., Almeida Q.J. and Franks I.M. (2013) “Using a startling acoustic stimulus to investigate underlying mechanisms of bradykinesia in Parkinson’s disease.” Neuropsychologia, 51, 392-399.

Maslovat, D., Carlsen, A.N., and Franks, I.M. (2012) “Subcortical motor circuit excitability during simple and choice reaction time.” Behavioral Neuroscience. 126, 499-503.

Maslovat, D., Kennedy, P., Forgaard, C., Chua, R. and Franks, I.M. (2012) “The Effects of Prepulse Inhibition Timing on the Startle Response and Reaction Time.” Neuroscience Letters, 513, 243-247.

Carlsen, A.N., Maslovat, D. and Franks I.M. (2012) “Preparation for voluntary movement in healthy and clinical populations: Evidence from startle.” Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 123, 21-33.

Carlsen, A.N., Almeida, Q.J. and Franks I.M. (2012) “Startle-elicited voluntary actions involve separate response channels for startle-related activity and voluntary response components.” Experimental Brain Research, 217, 7-14.

Maslovat, D., Carlsen, A.N., and Franks, I.M. (2012) “Investigation of stimulus-response compatibility using a startling acoustic stimulus.” Brain and Cognition, 78, 1-6.

Forgaard, C.J., Maslovat, D., Carlsen, A.N. and Franks, I.M. (2011) “Default Motor Preparation Under Conditions of Response Uncertainty.” Experimental Brain Research, 215, 235-245.

Maslovat, D., Hodges, N., Chua, R. and Franks, I.M. (2011) “Motor Preparation of Spatially and Temporally Defined Movements”. Journal of Neurophysiology. 106, 885-894.

Blinch, J., Cameron, B., Franks, I.M. and Chua, R. (2011) “Bimanual Reaches with Symbolic Cues Exhibit Errors in Target Selection”. Experimental Brain Research. 212, 541-554.

Cameron, B.D., Franks, I.M., Inglis, J.T., and Chua, R. (2011) “Reach adaptation to online target error”. Experimental Brain Research. 209, 171-180.

Cameron, B.D., Franks, I.M., Inglis, J.T., and Chua, R. (2011) “The adaptability of self-action perception and movement control when the limb is passively versus actively moved”. Consciousness and Cognition. 18, 646-652.

Maslovat, D., Chua, R., Hodges, N.J. and Franks, I.M., (2011). “Motor preparation and the effects of practice: evidence from startle”. Behavioral Neuroscience. 125, 226-240.

Carlsen, A.N., Maslovat, D., Lam, M.Y., Chua, R.¸ and Franks, I.M. (2011). Considerations for the use of a startling acoustic stimulus in studies of motor preparation in humans: A review”. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 35, 366-376.

Cameron, B.D., Franks, I.M., Inglis, J.T., and Chua, R. (2010). “Implicit motor learning from target error during explicit reach control”. Experimental Brain Research, 206 (1), 99-104.

Cressman, E.K., Cameron, B.D., Lam, M.Y., Franks, I.M., and Chua, R. (2010). “Movement duration does not affect on-line automatic control”. Human Movement Science. 29, 871-881.

Cameron, B.D., Franks, I.M., Inglis, J.T., and Chua, R. (2010). “Reach adaptation to explicit vs. implicit target error.” Experimental Brain Research, 203, 367-380.

Cameron, B.D., Cressman, E.K., Franks, I.M., and Chua, R. (2009). “Cognitive constraint on the ‘automatic pilot’ for the hand: Movement intention influences the hand’s susceptibility to involuntary online corrections”. Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 646-652.

Cameron, B.D., Enns, J.T., Franks, I.M., and Chua, R. (2009). “The hand’s automatic pilot can update visual information while the eye is in motion”. Experimental Brain Research, 195, 445-454.

Maslovat, D., Carlsen, A.N., Chua, R., and Franks, I.M. (2009) “Response preparation changes during practice of an asynchronous bimanual movement”. Experimental Brain Research, 195, 383-392.

Carlsen A.N., Chua R, Inglis J.T., Sanderson D.J., and Franks I.M. (2009) “Differential effects of startle on the reaction time for finger and arm movements”. Journal of Neurophysiology. 101, 306-314.

Carlsen A.N., Chua R, Summers, J., Inglis J.T., Sanderson D.J., and Franks I.M. (2009) “Precues allow multiple response pre-programming: evidence from startle.” Psychophysiology. 46, 241-251.

Maslovat, D., Chua, R., and Franks, I.M. (2009) “Feedback Effects on Learning a Novel Bimanual Coordination Pattern: Support for the Guidance Hypothesis”. Journal of Motor Behavior. 41, 45-54.

Maslovat, D., Lam, M., Brunke, K., Chua, R., and Franks, I.M. (2009) “Anchoring in a novel bimanual coordination pattern” Human Movement Science, 28, 28-47.

Books

Franks, I.M. and Hughes, M. (in press) Soccer Analytics: Successful Coaching through Match Analysis. Berlin: Meyer & Meyer Sport Publisher.

Hughes, M. and Franks, I.M. (eds.) (2015) The Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport, 2nd edition. London: Taylor and Francis.

Chapters in Books

Maslovat D. and Franks, I.M. (2015) “The importance of feedback to performance” In Hughes, M. and Franks, I.M. (Eds.) The Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport, 2nd edition. London: Taylor and Francis. pp.11-17.

Liebermann, D.G. and Franks, I.M. (2015) “Video-based technologies, substitution of reality and performance feedback” In Hughes, M. and Franks, I.M. (Eds.) The Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport, 2nd edition London: Taylor and Francis. pp.43-53.

Franks, I.M. (2013) “Foreward”, for McGarry, T., O’Donoghue, P., Sampaio, J. (Eds) Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis, London: Routledege pp. xv-xvii.

Maslovat D., Hodges, N. J.,Chua, R., & Franks, I. M. (2010). “Researching Coordination Skills” in Davids, K. and Renshaw, I. (Eds.), A Constraints-led Approach to Motor Learning: Designing Effective Practice. London: Routledge. pp. 221-231.

Khan, M.A., Helsen, W.F. and Franks, I.M. (2010) “The preparation and control of multiple-target aiming movements” in Elliott, D. and Khan, M.A. (Eds.) Vision and Movement Control of Goal-Directed Action. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. pp 97-113.