Institute Scientist, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
Director, Motor Learning Laboratory
Dr. Vasudevan is an Institute Scientist at MRRI and directs the Motor Learning Laboratory. She earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Alberta and received post-doctoral training in Motor Learning and Rehabilitation from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her primary research interest is the mechanisms underlying motor learning in children and adults. Specifically, she is interested in how people learn new gait patterns, and how this learning can be optimized for the purposes of rehabilitation.
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B.Sc. (Honors), Physiology, University of Alberta
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Alberta
Investigating mechanisms of locomotor learning, generalization, and retention
Determining how damage to the brain (e.g. stroke, TBI, CP) affects locomotor control and adaptive ability
Developing tools and devices for at-home gait rehabilitation
Split-belt treadmill training in children post-hemispherectomy
Effects of task variation on learning rates, retention, and generalization
Gait Enhancing Mobile Shoe (GEMS) for rehabilitation (collaboration with Dr. Kyle Reed, University of South Florida)
Jayaram G, Tang B, Pallegadda R, Vasudevan EV, Celnik P, Bastian AJ (2012). Modulating Locomotor Adaptation with Cerebellar Stimulation. Journal of Neurophysiology 107: 2950-2957. PMC3378372
Handzic I, Barno EM, Vasudevan EV, Reed KB (2011). Design and pilot study of a gait enhancing mobile shoe. Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics 2: 192-301.
Vasudevan EV, Zehr EP (2011). Multi-frequency arm cycling reveals bilateral locomotor coupling to increase movement symmetry. Experimental Brain Research 211: 299-312.
Vasudevan EV, Torres-Oviedo G, Morton SM, Yang JF, Bastian AJ (2011). Younger is not always better: development of locomotor adaptation from childhood to adulthood. Journal of Neuroscience 31: 3055-3065. PMC3084584
Malone LA, Vasudevan EV, Bastian AJ (2011). Motor Adaptation Training for Faster Relearning. Journal of Neuroscience 31: 15136-15143. PMC3209529
Musselman KE, Patrick SK, Vasudevan EV, Bastian AJ, Yang JF (2011). Unique characteristics of motor adaptation during walking in young children. Journal of Neurophysiology 105: 2195-203. PMC3094181
Torres-Oviedo G, Vasudevan E, Malone L, Bastian AJ (2011). Locomotor Adaptation. Progress in Brain Research 191: 65-74.
Vasudevan EV, Bastian AJ (2010). Split-belt treadmill adaptation shows different functional networks for fast and slow walking. Journal of Neurophysiology 103: 183-91.
Vasudevan EV, Bastian AJ, Torres-Oviedo G (2010). Emerging principles in the learning and generalization of new walking patterns. In F. Danion & M. Latash (Eds.) Motor Control: Theories, Experiments, and Applications. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Zehr EP, Hundza SR, Vasudevan EV (2009). Human bipeds use quadrupedal coordination. Exercise and Sports Science Reviews 37: 102-108.
Lamont EV, Zehr EP (2007). Earth-referenced hand rail contact facilitates interlimb cutaneous reflexes during locomotion. Journal of Neurophysiology 98: 433-442.
Lamont EV, Zehr EP (2006). Task-specific modulation of cutaneous reflexes expressed at functionally relevant gait cycle phases during level and incline walking and stair climbing. Experimental Brain Research 173:185-92.
Yang JF, Lamont EV, Pang MYC (2005). Split-belt treadmill stepping in human infants reveals organizational principles of the pattern generator for walking. Journal of Neuroscience 25; 6869-6876.
Yang JF, Lam T, Pang MYC, Lamont E, Musselman K, Seinen E (2004). Infant stepping: a window to the behaviour of the human pattern generator for walking. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 82: 662-674.
Published Conference Proceedings
Handzic I, Vasudevan E, Reed KB (2012). Developing a gait enhancing mobile shoe to alter over-ground walking coordination. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). May 2012.
Handzic I, Vasudevan E, Reed KB (2011). Motion controlled gait enhancing mobile shoe for rehabilitation. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR). June 2011.
Vasudevan EV, Patrick SK, Yang JF (2012). Gait transitions in human infants: Can babies run? Society for Neuroscience Annual General Meeting Abstracts 478.18.
German R, Barno EM, Glass RN, Vasudevan EV (2012). Variable practice during locomotor adaptation improves relearning. Society for Neuroscience Annual General Meeting Abstracts 274.17.
Glass R, Packel AT, Barno EM, Vasudevan EV (2012). Locomotor adaptation following traumatic brain injury. Society for Neuroscience Annual General Meeting Abstracts 184.10.
Vasudevan EV, Feng T, Bastian AJ (2011). Structure learning in a locomotor adaptation task. Society for the Neural Control of Movement Abstracts.
Vasudevan EV, Torres-Oviedo G, Yang JF, Bastian AJ (2009). Development of motor learning from childhood to adulthood. Society for Neuroscience Annual General Meeting Abstracts 462.4.
Vasudevan EV, Bastian AJ (2009). Incomplete transfer of walking adaptation suggests differences in the neural control of fast and slow walking. Society for the Neural Control of Movement Meeting Abstracts.
Gurbani AJ, Malone LA, Vasudevan EV, Bastian AJ (2009). Are consolidation and interference effects present in split-belt locomotor adaptation? Society for the Neural Control of Movement Meeting Abstracts.
McLean H, Vasudevan EV, Bastian AJ (2009). Can split-belt treadmill training lead to long-term improvements in gait symmetry post-hemispherectomy? The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Meeting Abstracts. DP27.
Patrick SK, Musselman KE, Vasudevan EV, Bastian AJ, Yang JF (2009). Emergence and characteristics of learning on a split-belt treadmill in infants and toddlers. Society for Neuroscience Annual General Meeting Abstracts 462.3.
Vasudevan EV, Pallegadda R, Bastian AJ (2008). Walking adaptation is speed- and leg-specific. Society for the Neural Control of Movement Meeting Abstracts.
Lamont EV, Zehr EP (2006). Reflex modulation patterns are conserved during asynchronous arm cycling: evidence for unique specification of reflex control based upon limb activity state. Society for Neuroscience Annual General Meeting Abstracts 557.12
Lamont EV, Baker S, Zehr EP (2005). Amplification of muscle activity during asynchronous arm cycling: evidence for coupling between the upper limb pattern generators? Society for Neuroscience Annual General Meeting Abstracts 55.9.
Lamont EV, Pang MYC, Yang JF (2003). Adaptation to split-belt walking in human infants. Society for Neuroscience Annual General Meeting Abstracts 824.4.
Lamont EV, Hoogenboom N, Cabaj J, Maraj BKV, Zehr EP (2002). Postural stability enhances interlimb reflexes during stair climbing. Society for Neuroscience Annual General Meeting Abstracts 366.15.
Haridas C, Lamont EV, Hoogenboom N, Cabaj J, Maraj BKV, Zehr EP (2002). Cutaneous reflex modulation in an above-knee amputee during walking: a case study using two different prostheses. Society for Neuroscience Annual General Meeting Abstracts 667.2.