Rabb Graduate Center, 4
DegreesMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.Sc.
ExpertiseSpatial orientation. Human movement control. Adaptation to unusual force environments.
ProfileWe study human adaptation to unusual force environments including weightless and artificial gravity conditions. Both NOVA and the BBC have done programs on our research.
|NPSY||17a||Hand and Brain|
|NPSY||120b||Man in Space|
|PSYC||302a||Proseminar in Brain, Body, and Behavior II|
|PSYC||316a||Psychology Research Seminar|
Awards and Honors
International Neuropsychological Symposium Fellow (2009)
International Academy of Astronautics (1985)
Tuttle Award, Aerospace Medical Association, for "outstanding research contributions to aerospace medicine" (1985)
Judith & Meshulam Riklis Chair (1977)
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)
Panic H, Panic AS, DiZio P, Lackner JR. "Direction of balance and perception of the upright are perceptually dissociable." Journal of Neurophysiology 11 March 2015 DOI: 10 1152/ln.00737.2014 (2015).
Rabin E, Demin A, Pirrotta S, Chen J, Patel H, Bhambri A, Noyola E, Lackner JR, DiZio P, DiFrancisco-Donoghue J, Werner W. "Parkinsonian Gait Ameliorated With a Moving Handrail, Not With a Banister." Arch Phys Med Rehabil 96. 4 (2015): 735-41.
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
Lackner, James R. "MOTION SICKNESS: More than nausea and vomiting." Exp Brain Res 232. 8 (2014): 2493-510.
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).