Robert Sainburg

Director of the Center for Movement Science and Technology; Huck Distinguished Chair in Kinesiology and Neurology; Professor of Kinesiology and of Neurology

Robert Sainburg

Research Summary

The neural mechanisms that underlie control, coordination, and learning of voluntary movements in humans. Functional neuroanatomy of lateralized processes of motor control. Neurorehabilitation and Functional Recovery in stroke patients.

Huck Affiliations


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Arm Motor Control Stroke Hand Functional Laterality Dominant Arm Electric Impedance Stroke Patient Control Process Extremities Cerebrum Motor Performance Brain Upper Extremity Survivors Convergence Model Impedance Stereotypic Movement Disorder Hemispheric Dominance Parietal Lobe Movement Speed Multi Finger Synergy Control Scheme Peak Velocity Right Arm

Most Recent Publications

Symmetry and synchrony of bimanual movements are not predicated on interlimb control coupling

Jisung Yuk, Nick M. Kitchen, Andrzej Przybyla, Robert A. Scheidt, Robert L. Sainburg, 2024, Journal of Neurophysiology on p. 982-996

Brooke Dexheimer, Robert Sainburg, Sydney Sharp, Benjamin A. Philip, 2024, American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Nick M. Kitchen, Brooke Dexheimer, Jisung Yuk, Candice Maenza, Paul R. Ruelos, Taewon Kim, Robert L. Sainburg, 2024, Journal of Physiology

Bilateral arm movements are coordinated via task-dependent negotiations between independent and codependent control, but not by a "coupling" control policy

Jisung Yuk, Andrzej Przybyla, Robert A Scheidt, Robert L Sainburg, 2023, Journal of Neurophysiology on p. 497-515

Rini Varghese, James Gordon, Robert L. Sainburg, Carolee J. Winstein, Nicolas Schweighofer, 2023, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Candice Maenza, Robert L. Sainburg, Rini Varghese, Brooke Dexheimer, Marika Demers, Lauri Bishop, Shanie A.L. Jayasinghe, David A. Wagstaff, Carolee Winstein, 2022, BMC Neurology

Brooke Dexheimer, Andrzej Przybyla, Terrence E. Murphy, Selcuk Akpinar, Robert Sainburg, 2022, Experimental Brain Research on p. 2791-2802

Shanie A.L. Jayasinghe, Robert A. Scheidt, Robert L. Sainburg, 2022, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience

Movement Neuroscience Foundations of Neurorehabilitation

Robert L. Sainburg, Pratik K. Mutha, 2022, on p. 19-39

Jacob E. Schaffer, Fabrice R. Sarlegna, Robert L. Sainburg, 2021, Neuropsychologia

Most-Cited Papers

Robert L. Sainburg, 2014, Frontiers in Psychology

Elizabeth J. Woytowicz, Kelly P. Westlake, Jill Whitall, Robert L. Sainburg, 2018, Journal of Neurophysiology on p. 729-740

H. J. Jo, C. Maenza, David Good, Xuemei Huang, J. Park, Robert L. Sainburg, Mark Latash, 2016, Neuroscience on p. 194-205

Candice Maenza, David C. Good, Carolee J. Winstein, David A. Wagstaff, Robert L. Sainburg, 2020, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair on p. 39-50

V. Yadav, R. L. Sainburg, 2014, Neuroscience on p. 385-396

Pratik K. Mutha, Lee H. Stapp, Robert L. Sainburg, Kathleen Y. Haaland, 2014, Cortex on p. 38-50

Jacob E. Schaffer, Robert L. Sainburg, 2017, Neuroscience on p. 54-64

Robert L. Sainburg, Candice Maenza, Carolee Winstein, David Good, 2016, on p. 257-272

Robert L. Sainburg, Sydney Y. Schaefer, Vivek Yadav, 2016, Neuroscience on p. 26-38