Rebecca H. Stoloff

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Choosing which hand to use for an action is one of the most frequent decisions people make in everyday behavior. We developed a simple reaching task in which we vary the lateral position of a target and the participant is free to reach to it with either the right or left hand. While people exhibit a strong preference to use the hand ipsilateral to the(More)
It has been proposed that different forms of rhythmic human limb movement have a common central neural control ('common core hypothesis'), just as in other animals. We compared the modulation patterns of background EMG and cutaneous reflexes during walking, arm and leg cycling, and arm-assisted recumbent stepping. We hypothesized that patterns of EMG and(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare muscle activation patterns and kinematics during recumbent stepping and walking to determine if recumbent stepping has a similar motor pattern as walking. We measured joint kinematics and electromyography in ten neurologically intact humans walking on a treadmill at 0 and 50% body weight support (BWS), and recumbent(More)
We have extensively used arm cycling to study the neural control of rhythmic movements such as arm swing during walking. Recently rhythmic movement of the arms has also been shown to enhance and shape muscle activity in the legs. However, restricted information is available concerning the conditions necessary to maximally alter lumbar spinal cord(More)
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