The PEP Lab is guided by the philosophy that, through elucidating neurobiological underpinnings of optimal human psychomotor performance, individuals in all walks of life and across their entire life spans will be better equipped to fulfill their potential. More specifically, we seek to uncover neurobiological mechanisms underlying psychomotor performance phenomena, thus taking an innovative approach to examining classic kinesiology concepts. The PEP Lab also aims to understand how both cognitive (e.g., mindfulness training) and physical (e.g., aerobic exercise) training interventions can improve cognitive functioning and, consequently, task execution. Finally, we aim to understand why people choose and, more often, don't choose to exercise. We currently employ neuroimaging (electroencephalography [EEG] and functional magnetic resonance imaging [fMRI]) as well as behavioral measurement techniques (e.g., accelerometry) to address our research interests.
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2014