Michael Vesia


Dr. Michael Vesia is an assistant professor of Movement Science and director of the Brain Behavior Laboratory at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology. He received his PhD in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Vesia has published nearly 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Neurophysiology, Experimental Brain Research, and the Journal of Neuroscience. His research focuses on understanding brain network dynamics in cognition, perception, and movement after brain injuries and neurological disease. He hopes to improve movement and cognition in older adults through non-invasive brain stimulation and motor-cognitive interventions.

Dr. Vesia teaches sections of Biomechanics and Behavioral Bases of Human Movement.

Areas of interest

Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Science


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Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
MOVESCI 422 Motor Learning 3 As Arranged Vesia
Course Name RO: Motor Learning
Course Level: Undergraduate
Motor Learning- An introduction to the behavioral and neurobiological basis of adaptation and motor learning. Evidence from behavioral and neuroimaging studies across beginners and expert performers will be considered with an emphasis on leveraging motor learning in rehabilitation of clinical populations. This course will be of interest to students considering careers in rehabilitation or other health-related fields.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 320 or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC