Romeo Chua

Professor

Phone:
6048221624
Office Address:
War Memorial Gymnasium, Room 212
6081 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Education

Simon Fraser University, 1995, PhD, (Kinesiology)
McMaster University, 1992, MSc, (Human Biodynamics)
Simon Fraser University, 1991, BSc, (Kinesiology)

Courses Taught

KIN 230 Human Motor Behaviour I
KIN 330 Human Motor Behaviour II
KIN 568 Seminar in Human Sensorimotor Control

Research Area

Research Interests

Research and Teaching

My research focus is centered on the study of human perceptual-motor control. The long-term objective of this research program is to understand the neurobehavioural mechanisms underlying the sensory and perceptual contributions to the preparation and execution of goal-directed actions. The research program is motivated by longstanding interests in issues pertaining to 1) the volitional and automatic control of visually-guided action, 2) the mechanisms underlying motor preparation, and 3) the processes underlying sensorimotor adaptation and learning. A current objective of my research is to investigate the principles that govern the sensorimotor adaptation of goal-directed actions in the face of systematic perturbations to the sensory/perceptual environment and/or the effector machinery. The capacity of our sensorimotor system to adapt – to detect and correct movement error, to refine our actions and adjust to changing conditions in the environment and/or neuromuscular system – is important to act upon and interact with the world. The aim of this research to further our understanding of sensorimotor adaptation.

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