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Eric James

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Eric JamesAssociate Professor
  • CollegeZuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentPhysical Therapy
  • Phone(978) 934-4632
  • OfficeO'Leary Library - 540G
  • Emaileric_james@uml.edu

Research Interests

Enhancing mobility in older adults.

Education

  • Ph D: Kinesiology / Motor Control, (2009), The Pennsylvania State University
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Coordination Dynamics in Redundant and Non-Redundant Motor Tasks
  • MS: Exercise Science / Motor Behavior, (2006), University of Houston
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Effects of Internal and External Focus of Attention on Relative Phase Stability in Rhythmic Bimanual Movements
  • Other, (2005), Massachusetts General Hospital
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Visiting Fellowship Program in fMRI Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
  • Other, (1994), Feldenkrais Method Professional Training Program, Feldenkrais Guild of North America
  • BA: Sociology, (1988), St. John Fisher College

Publications

  • James, E., Leveille, S.G., Hausdorff, J.M., Travison, T., Cote, S., Conatser, P., Karabulut, M., Mendes, A.C., Kennedy, D.N., Tucker, K.L., Al Snih, S., Markides, K.S., Bean, J.F. (2017) "Rhythmic Interlimb Coordination Impairments Are Associated With Mobility Limitations Among Older Adults.," Experimental aging research 43:4 pp. 337-345
  • James, E., Leveille, S., You, T., Hausdorff, J., Travison, T., Manor, B., McLean, R., Bean, J. (2016) "Coordination impairment is associated with mobility in older adults," 80: pp. 12-16
  • James, E., Conatser, P., Karabulut, M., Leveille, S.G., Hausdorff, J.M., Cote, S., Tucker, K.L., Barton, B., Bean, J.F., Al Snih, S., others, . (2016) "Mobility limitations and fear of falling in non-English speaking older Mexican-Americans," Ethnicity & Health pp. doi:10.1080/13557858.2016.1244660.
  • James, E., Leveille, S.G., Hausdorff, J.M., Travison, T., Kennedy, D.N., Tucker, K.L., Al Snih, S., Markides, K.S., Bean, J.F. (2016) "Rhythmic Interlimb Coordination Impairments and the Risk for Developing Mobility Limitations," The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences pp. (epub Dec 2016) doi:10.1093/gerona/glw236
  • James, E. (2014) "Nonstationarity of stable States in rhythmic bimanual coordination.," Motor control 18:2 pp. 184-98
  • James, E. (2014) "A model of postural coordination dynamics.," Gait & posture 39:1 pp. 194-7
  • James, E., Conatser, P. (2014) "Effects of practice variability on unimanual arm rotation.," Journal of motor behavior 46:4 pp. 203-10
  • James, E. (2014) "Short-term differential training decreases postural sway.," Gait & posture 39:1 pp. 172-6
  • James, E. (2013) "Metastable postural coordination dynamics.," Neuroscience letters 548: pp. 176-80
  • James, E., Karabulut, M. (2013) "Vascular restriction decreases EMG regularity during walking.," Human movement science 32:3 pp. 389-99
  • James, E., Layne, C.S. (2013) "Dimensionality in rhythmic bimanual coordination.," Human movement science 32:1 pp. 147-56
  • James, E. (2012) "Dynamical degrees of freedom and correlations in isometric finger force production.," Experimental brain research 223:4 pp. 533-9
  • James, E. (2012) "Body movement instructions facilitate synergy level motor learning, retention and transfer.," Neuroscience letters 522:2 pp. 162-6
  • James, E. (2012) "Fixed-point drift and hysteresis in frequency-scaled unimanual coordination.," Journal of motor behavior 44:4 pp. 281-8
  • James, E., Newell, K.M. (2011) "Hierarchical control in redundant and non-redundant postural tasks.," Human movement science 30:6 pp. 1167-84
  • James, E., Molenaar, P.C., Newell, K.M. (2011) "Time dependence of coupling in frequency-scaled bimanual coordination.," Neuroscience letters 490:2 pp. 156-60
  • james, E.G. (University of Texas Brownsville), Layne, C.S. (University of Houston) (2010) "Distributional properties of relative phase in bimanual coordination," Motor Control 14: pp. 478-489
  • James, E., Hong, S.L., Newell, K.M. (2009) "Development of dynamic stability in children's rhythmic movement.," Developmental psychobiology 51:6 pp. 465-73
  • Hong, S.L., James, E., Newell, K.M. (2008) "Age-related complexity and coupling of children's sitting posture.," Developmental psychobiology 50:5 pp. 502-10
  • Hong, S.L., James, E., Newell, K.M. (2008) "Coupling and irregularity in the aging motor system: tremor and movement.," Neuroscience letters 433:2 pp. 119-24

Presentations

  • - Effects of environmental constraints on elderly gait dynamics., November 2014 - Washington, D.C.
  • - Elderly gait dynamics and the effects of environmental constraints., November 2014 - Washington, D.C.
  • - Application of Motor Control and Learning Theory to Enhance Motor Function., April 2014
  • - Application of Motor Control and Learning Theory to Enhance Motor Function., February 2014
  • - Application of Motor Control and Learning Theory to Enhance Motor Function., January 2014
  • - Application of Motor Control and Learning Theory to Enhance Health- Related Motor Function., November 2013
  • - Short-term differential training decreases postural sway, June 2013 - New Orleans, LA
  • - Motor Behavior, Dynamic Systems Theory and Rehabilitative Interventions., April 2013
  • - Motor Behavior, Dynamic Systems Theory and Rehabilitative Interventions., March 2013
  • - Self-organized learning in rhythmic unimanual coordination., October 2012 - New Orleans, LA
  • - Theoretical Approach to Understanding Motor Control, April 2012
  • - Hierarchical Control in Redundant and Non-Redundant Postural Tasks., June 2011 - Burlington, VT
  • - Utilizing Differential Learning and Dynamic Systems Theory in Physical Education., December 2010 - Galveston, TX
  • - Learning to Play Golf: Improving in the Short-Term vs. Long-Term, October 2010 - Brownsville, TX
  • - Coordination Dynamics in Redundant and Non- Redundant Coordination Tasks., March 2010 - Brownsville, TX
  • - Differential Learning to Enhance Motor Learning, March 2010
  • - Human Coordination Variability and Postural Task Performance, November 2008 - Washington, D.C.
  • - Aging Changes the Complexity of Low Frequency Postural Dynamic., June 2008 - Niagara Falls
  • - Complexity of Postural Dynamics Across the Lifespan, November 2007 - San Francisco, CA
  • - Distinct Time-Scale Changes in Postural Dynamics Across the Lifespan., November 2007 - San Diego, CA
  • - Aging Alters Coupling and Irregularity in Finger Posture and Movement., June 2007 - San Diego, CA
  • - Effects of Internal and External Focus of Attention on Relative Phase Stability in Rhythmic Bimanual Movements, February 2006 - Houston, TX
  • - Time Course of Recovery from Whole-body Vibration Induced Postural Sway, February 2005 - Houston, TX