KinesiologySupervisor: Zachary Riley
- Internship Location:
Health and Human Sciences
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy
- Dress Code:
- Majors Preferred:
Biomedical Engineering, Health Sciences, Neuroscience, Psychology
- Hours per week:
- Flexible based on student needs
- Flexible within regular work hours
- Dr. Riley's research examines the effect of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques on neural plasticity and learning. The lab uses transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) to stimulate pathways in the brain responsible for learning new motor skills. We study learning by using common activities and games played in society, such as dart throwing and video gaming. The hypothesis is that this brain stimulation technique will accelerate the learning and skill acquisition process that could carry over to athletic pursuits and clinical rehabilitation.
- Internship Duties:
- Scheduling and testing subjects, data entry and analysis, and programming in MATLAB.