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Coordination Dynamics Laboratory

Dr. Elliot Saltzman directs the Coordination Dynamics Laboratory, which is designed to study the application of the experimental, computational, and theoretical tools of nonlinear dynamics and complexity theory to the investigation of human sensorimotor coordination and control. Dr. Saltzman has researched the dynamics of sensorimotor coordination in skilled activities of the limbs and speech articulators, focusing most recently on issues of temporal patterning of action units. His experimental and computational work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, and he has published and lectured nationally and internationally on the dynamics underlying motor skills.

Before joining the Department of Physical Therapy, Dr. Saltzman was a research scientist at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Connecticut, and was affiliated with the Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action at the University of Connecticut; he has retained his working relationship with both institutions. He is a member of the International Neural Network Society, the Society for Ecological Psychology, and the Linguistic Society of America.