Rachael Seidler

About

The goals of Dr. Seidler's research are to understand how motor performance becomes more efficient and skilled as a function of practice. Investigations include work with motor-learning deficient populations such as elderly adults and Parkinson's disease patients. Functional imaging is utilized to examine the neural networks contributing to skill performance both in the early and late stages of learning.

Areas of interest

Neural control of movement, motor learning, brain imaging, and aging.

Contact

Rachael
Seidler
CCRB 4745D
401 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2214
(734) 615-6224
(734) 936-1925

Classes

Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
KINESLGY 427 Mind and Brain of Expertise 3 Winter, As Arranged Seidler
Course Name RO: Expertise
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This class will examine characteristics of expertise in athletics, arts, and academics. We will focus on behavioral and brain differences between experts (athletes, musicians, chess players, etc.) and non-experts, and will engage in the nature versus nurture debate.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 320.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 250 Statistics 3 Fall, Winter Seidler
Course Name RO: Statistics
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and experience with statistics and the scientific method. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics for summarizing measures of central tendency and variability, measures of association, variance, statistics for testing hypotheses, and statistics used to evaluate validity and reliability will be emphasized. Students will participate in several lab projects requiring the use of statistics.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 426 Cognitive Neuroscience of Action 3 Seidler
Course Name RO: Cog Neuro of Action
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course focuses on the neuropsychology of movement. Topics include: handedness, reading, motor timing, skill acquisitions and bimanual coordination; We will discuss both the strategies used to control these behaviors, and their underlying neural substrates. We will read and discuss papers that analyze movement kinematics, as well as function neuroimagining and neural recording research.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 320.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 427 Mind and Brain of Expertise 3 Winter, As Arranged Seidler
Course Name RO: Expertise
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This class will examine characteristics of expertise in athletics, arts, and academics. We will focus on behavioral and brain differences between experts (athletes, musicians, chess players, etc.) and non-experts, and will engage in the nature versus nurture debate.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 320.
Component: LEC

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