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


Publication Tags

Arm Stroke Hand Functional Laterality Brain Extremities Performance Proprioception Direction Compound Electric Impedance Sensory Feedback Research Paresis Cerebral Dominance Upper Extremity Virtual Reality Posture Impedance Acoustic Impedance Survivors Error Specialization Trajectories Displacement Postural Balance

Most Recent Papers

Ipsilesional arm training in severe stroke to improve functional independence (IPSI)

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

Neural Control of Stopping and Stabilizing the Arm

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

A rare case of deafferentation reveals an essential role of proprioception in bilateral coordination

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

Deficits in performance on a mechanically coupled asymmetrical bilateral task in chronic stroke survivors with mild unilateral paresis

Shanie A.L. Jayasinghe, Candice Maenza, David C. Good, Robert L. Sainburg, 2021, Symmetry

Somatosensory deafferentation reveals lateralized roles of proprioception in feedback and adaptive feedforward control of movement and posture

Shanie AL Jayasinghe, Fabrice R. Sarlegna, Robert A. Scheidt, Robert L. Sainburg, 2021, Current Opinion in Physiology on p. 141-147

When the non-dominant arm dominates: the effects of visual information and task experience on speed-accuracy advantages

Brooke Dexheimer, Robert Sainburg, 2021, Experimental Brain Research on p. 655-665

Interlimb Responses to Perturbations of Bilateral Movements are Asymmetric.

J Schaffer, Robert Sainburg, 2021, Journal of motor behavior on p. 217-233

Remedial Training of the Less-Impaired Arm in Chronic Stroke Survivors With Moderate to Severe Upper-Extremity Paresis Improves Functional Independence: A Pilot Study

Candice Maenza, David Wagstaff, Rini Varghese, Carolee Winstein, David Good, Robert Sainburg, 2021, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Motor Deficits in the Ipsilesional Arm of Severely Paretic Stroke Survivors Correlate With Functional Independence in Left, but Not Right Hemisphere Damage

David Good, David A. Wagstaff, Carolee Winstein, Robert L. Sainburg, 2020, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Left hemisphere damage produces deficits in predictive control of bilateral coordination

Jacob E. Schaffer, Candice Maenza, David C. Good, Andrzej Przybyla, Robert L. Sainburg, 2020, Experimental Brain Research on p. 2733-2744

Most-Cited Papers

Convergent models of handedness and brain lateralization

Robert L. Sainburg, 2014, Frontiers in Psychology

The effects of brain lateralization on motor control and adaptation

Pratik K. Mutha, Kathleen Y. Haaland, Robert L. Sainburg, 2012, Journal of Motor Behavior on p. 455-469

Contralesional motor deficits after unilateral stroke reflect hemisphere-specific control mechanisms

Saandeep Mani, Pratik K. Mutha, Andrzej Przybyla, Kathleen Y. Haaland, David C. Good, Robert L. Sainburg, 2013, Brain on p. 1288-1303

Rethinking motor lateralization specialized but complementary mechanisms for motor control of each arm

Pratik K. Mutha, Kathleen Y. Haaland, Robert L. Sainburg, 2013, PLoS One

Hemispheric specialization for movement control produces dissociable differences in online corrections after stroke

Sydney Y. Schaefer, Pratik K. Mutha, Kathleen Y. Haaland, Robert L. Sainburg, 2012, Cerebral Cortex on p. 1407-1419

Dynamic dominance varies with handedness

Andrzej Przybyla, David C. Good, Robert L. Sainburg, 2012, Experimental Brain Research on p. 419-431

Sensorimotor performance asymmetries predict hand selection

A. Przybyla, C. J. Coelho, S. Akpinar, S. Kirazci, Robert L. Sainburg, 2013, Neuroscience on p. 349-360

Limb dominance results from asymmetries in predictive and impedance control mechanisms

Vivek Yadav, Robert L. Sainburg, 2014, PLoS One

Hemispheric differences in the control of limb dynamics: a link between arm performance asymmetries and arm selection patterns

Chase J. Coelho, Andrzej Przybyla, Vivek Yadav, Robert L. Sainburg, 2013, Journal of Neurophysiology on p. 825-838

Effects of unilateral stroke on multi-finger synergies and their feed-forward adjustments

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