Title

Meshulam and Judith Riklis Professor of Physiology

Degree

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Field of Specialty

Spatial orientation. Human movement control. Adaptation to unusual force environments.

Contact Information

Rabb Graduate Center 4
781-736-2033
lackner@brandeis.edu

Jim Lackner

We study human adaptation to unusual force environments including weightless and artificial gravity conditions. Both NOVA and the BBC have done programs on our research.

Publications

Lackner, James R. "MOTION SICKNESS: More than nausea and vomiting." Exp Brain Res (2014). (forthcoming)

Bakshi A, DiZio P, Lackner JR. "Adaptive crossover of involuntary automatic response and fall recovery response with respect to voluntary postural sway.." J. Neurophysiol. (2013). (forthcoming)

Bakshi A, DiZio P, Lackner JR. "Statistical Analysis of Quiet Stance Sway in 2-D." Exp Brain Res 232. (2014): 1095-1108.

Bakshi, A., Ventura, J., DiZio, P., Lackner J.R.. "Adaptation to Coriolis perturbations of voluntary body sway transfers to pre-programmed fall-recovery behavior." J. Neurophysiol. 111. (2014): 977-983.

Lackner, James R. "An earthbound perspective on orientation illusions experienced in aerospace flight." Advances in Aviation Psychology. vol. in press Ed. Flach, J, and P. Tsang (Eds). Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2014

Pigeon, P., DiZio, P., Lackner, James R. "Immediate compensation for variations in self-generated Coriolis torques related to body dynamics and carried objects.." J. Neurophysiol. 110. 6 (2013): 1370-1384.

Piovesan, D., Pierobon, A., DiZio, P., Lackner J.R.. "Experimental measure of arm stiffness during single reaching movements with a time-frequency analysis.." J. Neurophysioll 110. 10 (2013): 2484-2496.

Piovesan, D., Pierobon A., DiZio P., Lackner, James R. "Measuring multi-joint stiffness during single movements: Numerical validation of a novel Time-Frequency approach. PLos ONE. In press.." PLos ONE 7. 3 (2012).

Carriot J., Bryan A., DiZio P., Lackner J.R.. "The oculogyral illusion: retinal and oculomotor factors." Exp Brain Res 209. 3 (2011): 415-423.

Carriot J., Cian C., Paillard A., Denise P., Lackner J.R.. "Influence of multisensory graviceptive information on the apparent zenith." Exp Brain Res 208. (2011): 569-579.

Piovesan D., Pierobon A., DiZio P., Lackner J.R.. "Comparative Analysis of Methods for Estimating Arm Segment Parameters and Joint Torques from Inverse Dynamics." J Biomech Eng 133. 3 (2011).

Courses Taught

NPSY 17a Hand and Brain
NPSY 120b Man in Space
PSYC 302a Proseminar in Brain, Body, and Behavior II
PSYC 316a Psychology Research Seminar