University of Calgary

Tyler Cluff

  • Assistant Professor

Research Interests

The goal of our work is to understand how the motor system learns to produce skilled actions. Our research combines behavioral experiments with neurophysiological techniques and computational studies. We conduct experimental studies using TMS, fMRI, EMG, and robotic devices that allow us to alter the physical properties of the arm to measure motor learning.

 We focus on three main areas of research:

  1. The role of sensory feedback in the selection, planning, and control of voluntary movements. 
  2. Basic principles of sensory processing and how they impact motor learning.
  3. Brain imaging (fMRI) and stimulation techniques (TMS) to understand the neural circuits that support motor learning.

Research on motor learning will improve our understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying skilled movements. It may also yield better tools to understand movement deficits, as well as treatments that can be used in rehabilitation to improve sensory and motor function.

Education

2014-2015    Banting Postdoctoral Fellow (NSERC), Neuroscience. Laboratory for Integrative Motor Behaviour, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada.

2012-2014    NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroscience. Laboratory for Integrative Motor Behaviour, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.

2011-2012    Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroscience. Laboratory for Integrative Motor Behaviour, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada.

2008-2011    Doctor of Philosophy, Neuroscience. MiNDS Neuroscience, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

2006-2008   Master of Science, Biomechanics. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

2003-2006   Bachelor of Science (Honours) (summa cum laude). Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Curriculum Vitae

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