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Roger David Newman-Norlund, PhD

Associate Professor
Director of USC Brain Stimulation Laboratory

Department of Exercise Science
Arnold School of Public Health
915 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29201

E-mail: rnorlund@mailbox.sc.edu
Office: (803) 777-7167
Fax: (803) 777-8422

Curriculum Vitae

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

1999 BA Psychology, State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
2005, Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Dartmouth Colege, Hanover, NH
2005-2009, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands

RESEARCH INTERESTS

(in no specific order)

  • Basic cognitive and neural principles governing human social interactions.
  • Imitation and complementary action (especially in sports)
  • Tool-use, object-directed actions, apraxia
  • Rehabilitation following stroke, TBI
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Motor control and brain function during teamwork / joint-action
  • Functional and morphological brain changes resulting from exercise, sports, yoga and meditation.
  • Human communication, second language acquisition, miniature languages.

COURSES TAUGHT

EXSC 731 Mechanisms of Motor Skill Performance I
EXSC 831 Mechanisms of Motor Skill Performance II
EXSC 771 Programming for Data Collection
PHYT 808 Neural Repair and Rehabilitation
EXSC 432 A & B Lifespan Motor Development Program Practical Experience
EXSC 482 Motor Control Practicum

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Stoit, A., van Schie, H., Riem, M., Meulenbroek, R.G. J., Newman-Norlund, R.D. & Buitelaar, J.K. (2011). Self-other representation and differentiation in children with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 1526-1537.

Ondobaka, S., de Lange, F. P., Wiemers, M., Newman-Norlund, R. & Bekkering, H. (In Press). Interplay Between Prior and Action Intentions During Social Interaction. Psychological Science.

Zentgraf, K., Munzert, J., Bischoff, M., Newman-Norlund, R.D. (2011). Action observation as predictive simulation: Neuroscientific foundations and applications. Vision Research, 51, 827-835.

Newman-Norlund, R.D., Ondobaka, S., van Schie, H.T., van Elswijk, G. & Bekkering, H. (2010). Virtual lesions of the dorsal pars opercularis abolish response facilitation for biological and non-biological cues. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 4:5.

Newman-Norlund, R.D., van Schie, H., van Hoek, M.E., Cuijpers, R., van Elk, M. & Bekkering, H. (2010). The Role of Inferior Frontal and Parietal Areas in Differentiating Meaningful and Meaningless Object-Directed Actions. Brain Research, 1315, 63-74.

De Ruiter, J.P., Noordzij, M.L., Newman-Norlund, S., Newman-Norlund, R.D., Haggort, P., Levinson, S.C., Toni, I (2010). Exploring the cognitive infrastructure of communication. Interaction Studies: Social Behavioral and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems, 11, 51-77.

Newman-Norlund, R.D., Ganesh, S., van Schie, H., de Bruijn, E. & Bekkering, H. (2009). Empathic modulation of error related brain activity during the observation of penalty shots between friend and foe. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 4, 10-22.

Bekkering, H., Cuijpers, R., de Bruijn, E., Newman-Norlund, R.D., van Schie, H.T. & Meulenbroek, R. (2009). Neurocognitive mechanisms supporting human interactions. Topics in Cognitive Science, 1, 340-352.

Newman-Norlund, S.E., Noordzij, M., Newman-Norlund, R.D., Volman, I., Hagoort, P., & Toni, I. (2009). Recipient design in tacit communication. Cognition, 111, 46-54.

Bekkering, H., Cuijpers, R., de Bruijn, E., Newman-Norlund, R.D., van Schie, H.T. & Meulenbroek, R. (2009). Neurocognitive mechanisms supporting human interactions. Topics in Cognitive Science, 1, 340-352.


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