Dr. Michael Cinelli
Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education
Contact InformationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.4217 | lab 519.884.0710 ext.4775
Other Phone: 226-38-7396
Office Location: Bricker Academic Building, BA511
Academic BackgroundB.Sc. (Waterloo), M.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Waterloo), Post Doctoral Fellowship (Brown)
My research interests lie in understanding how the brain processes information and executes skilled behaviours in every day situations. My research has generally focused on perceptual and cognitive factors of locomotion. More specifically on locomotion patterns in dynamically changing environments and how vision is used to direct their locomotion to avoid collisions. I measure not only body kinematics, but gaze behaviours as well in order to understand how visual inputs affect motor outputs. I am interested in quantifying behavioural changes across a lifespan as well as differences between healthy individuals and those affected with neurological deficits that affect dynamic balance control.
Powers, K.C., Kalmar, J.M., & Cinelli, M.E. Recovery of static stability following a concussion. Gait & Posture. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.05.026
Hackney, A.L. and Cinelli, M.E. (2013). Action strategies used by children to avoid two vertical obstacles in non-confined space. Exp. Brain Res. doi:10.1007/s00221-013-3585-2
Hackney, A.L. and Cinelli, M.E. (2013). Young and older adults use body-scaled information during a non-confined aperture crossing task. Exp Brain Res. doi:10.1007/s00221-012-3382-3
Hackney, A.L., Vallis, L.A., and Cinelli, M.E. (2012). Action strategies of individuals during aperture crossing in unconfined space. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, doi:10.1080/17470218.2012.730532
Hackney, A.L. and Cinelli, M.E. (2012). Older adults are guided by their dynamic perceptions during aperture crossing. Gait and Posture. DOI: org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.06.020
Cinelli, M.E. and Warren, W.H. (2012). Do walkers follow their heads? Investigating the role of head rotation in locomotor control. Experimental Brain Research, 219(2): 175-90.
Hackney, A.L. & Cinelli, M.E. (2011). Action strategies of older adults walking through apertures. Gait & Posture, 33(4): 733-36
Higuchi, T., Cinelli, M.E., and Patla, A.E. (2010). Gaze behavior during locomotion through apertures with extensions to the body. Human Movement Science, 28: 760–771.
Cinelli, M.E., Patla, A.E., Allard, F. (2009). Behaviour and Gaze Analyses During a Goal-Directed Locomotor Task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62(3): 483-99.
Cinelli, M.E. and Patla, A.E. (2008). Locomotor avoidance behaviours during a visually-guided task involving an approaching object. Gait & Posture, 28(4), 596-601.
Cinelli, M.E. and Patla, A.E. (2008). Task-specific modulations of locomotor action parameters based on on-line visual information during collision avoidance with moving objects. Human Movement Science, 27(3): 513-31
Cinelli, M.E., Patla, A.E., and Stuart, B.L. (2008). Age-related differences during a gaze reorientation task while standing or walking on a treadmill. Experimental Brain Research, 185(1): 157-64
Cinelli, M.E., Patla, A.E., and Allard, F. (2008). Strategies used to walk through a moving aperture. Gait and Posture, 27: 595-602
Cinelli, M.E., Patla, A.E., and Stuart, B.L. (2007). Involvement of the head and trunk during gaze reorientation during standing and treadmill walking. Experimental Brain Research, 181(1): 183-91
Cinelli, M.E. and Patla, A.E. (2007). Travel path conditions dictate the manner in which individuals avoid collisions. Gait Posture, 26: 186-93
Higuchi, T., Cinelli, M.E., Greig, M.A., & Patla, A.E. (2006). Locomotion through apertures when wider space for locomotion is necessary: adaptation to artificially altered body dimensions. Exper. Brain Research, 175(1): 50-9.
Book and book chapter
Cinelli, M.E. (2008). Visually-guided locomotion in dynamically changing environments: How does perception guide action? Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller. 156pages
Patla, A.E., Cinelli, M.E., and Grieg, M. (2006). Coupling environmental information from visual system to changes in locomotion patterns: Implications for the design of adaptable biped robots. In: Kimura, H, Tsuchiya, K., Ishiguro, A., and Witte, H. (eds.), Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines. Springer: Japan
In the News
Laurier Ad Campaign (2013 April 13). Inspiring Lives- Dave Inglis. Retrieved from http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=28&p=23411
Platz, K. (2012 September 18). Concussion Toolbox app can help avoid deadly consequences. Retrieved from blogs.itbusiness.ca/2012/09/concussion-toolbox-app-can-help-avoid-deadly-consequences
Ontario Centres of Excellence (2012 August 9). A head for business. Retrieved from http://www.oce-ontario.org/news-events/news/2012/08/09/dave-inglis
WLU School of Business & Economics Headlines (2012, May 25). Dave Inglis wins $25,000 at the Ontario Centres of Excellence start-up competition. Retrieved from http://www.wlu.ca/news_detail.php?grp_id=31&nws_id=9597&filter_type=headline/
Marengere, D. (2012 March 08). Golden helmet: Proposed Ontario law set to propel mobile concussion app. Retrieved from http://www.darry.ca/20120308-concussion-toolbox-print.php
Campbell, K. (2011, Nov 2). When hits to the head hit close to home. The Cord, p. 10-11
Courses Taught 2011/2012
KP122- Biodynamical Aspects of Physical Activity
KP223 - Functional Human Anatomy
KP323 - Human Grown & Motor Development
KP465 - Balance, Posture, and Gait