Rachael Seidler is a Professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida; she is also an affiliate of the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases. Her research focuses on the neural control of movement in health and disease, with a specific focus on motor learning. She uses a range of neuroimaging and neuromodulation techniques coupled with precise measures of movement and cognitive function to determine the neurocognitive underpinnings of motor control. Dr. Seidler has expertise working with a variety of populations including healthy young and older adults, patients with Parkinson’s disease, and NASA astronauts in both basic science and intervention experiments. Her work has been supported by the NIH, the NSF, NASA, the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI), and a variety of private foundations. Active work in her lab includes investigation of human brain plasticity with spaceflight and experiments investigating which cognitive processes support skill acquisition and how they map onto underlying neural pathways.
Sessions in which Rachael Seidler participates
- Age Differences in Motor and 'Non-Motor' Brain Regions Correlate with Motor Function
- 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM | 45 minutes
- With aging, there are declines in sensorimotor functions such as fine motor control, gait and balance. Moreover, the largest age differences in ...
Sessions in which Rachael Seidler attends
- Targeted executive function training to improve mobility and cognition in older adults
- 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM | 15 minutes
- Safe mobility is vital to the functional independence of older adults. Executive functions such as working memory updating and dividing attention p...