Movement Neuroscience Laboratory

The mission of the lab is to advance knowledge of human neural control of movement and leverage this information to improve motor function for those with neurological impairment


1. To study the neural processes that govern perception and action in health and disease.

2. To translate principles of neuroscience into practical interventions for individuals with motor impairment.

3. To advance techniques for studying human motor neurophysiology.


1. State of the art virtual reality and robotics to study the effects of visual and haptic feedback on motor behavior.

2. High-precision optical cameras, instrumented gloves, inertial sensors, and force sensors to study human movement biomechanics.

3. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electromyography (EMG) to study human neurophysiology.

Meet the Team

News/Blog Section

Goodbye Summer Scholars

Goodbye Summer Scholars

Thank you to our summer scholars (Diego not included) Mia, Anna, and Sarah for all your help in the lab this summer! We are so proud of the projects you were able to work on and finish while in the...

Goodbye Mariusz!

Goodbye Mariusz!

URI is welcoming an amazing researcher to their staff this year. We are wishing Mariusz good luck in his next job at URI! You will be missed.  

Ascent PEAK Award goes to Garrit!

We are pleased to announce that Garrit Strenge was awarded a PEAK Ascent! Congratulations! Garrit Strenge Project title: “Determination of Object Position, Orientation and Affordances using Computer Vision”. Faculty Advisor: Deniz Erdogmus Co-Advisors: Mat Yarossi, Gene Tunik

Lake was recognized as 2021 Goldwater Scholars. Congratulations!

One of our long-standing lab members, Lake, was named a Barry Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater award is a competitive national STEM-based award given to undergraduates from over 5,000 college sophomores and juniors. Congratulations Lake! Spencer Jacobs-Skolik Institution Name: Northeastern University Field of Study: Engineering Career Goal: I plan to earn an M.D./Ph.D and conduct research in […]

Another PEAK Award for MNL student

We are pleased to announce that Andrea Smith (Bioengineering) has obtained the Project-Based Exploration for the Advancement of Knowledge –  PEAK Experiences Summit Award! Congratulation! Andrea Smith Summit Awardees will have the opportunity to demonstrate their high-level skills, creativity, and initiative while undertaking research and creative projects and deepening their relationships with their project’s faculty mentor. […]

PEAK Award for MNL student

We are pleased to announce that Victoria Izsa was awarded a scholarship: Project-Based Exploration for the Advancement of Knowledge – PEAK! Congratulations for Tori and Mat, who will be overseeing this project: “Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation to Modulate Voluntary Motor Rhythms”. Victoria Izsa The PEAK Experiences Awards are a progressively structured sequence of opportunities designed […]

MNL is re-opened

We are pleased to announce that our Research Resumption Application RITM0183977 has been approved! Movement Neuroscience Laboratory is officially reopened…

A day for reflection, engagement, and action

Northeastern suspended operations on Monday to hold two live events focused on unity, equality, and justice. A morning vigil will be held in response to the killing of George Floyd and other Black people by police officers, to be followed by a discussion on civil rights and justice. “We will use this time and space—exactly […]

ICRA 2020 – Virtual Workshop

ICRA is the largest robotics meeting in the world and is the flagship conference of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society. Due to current exceptional circumstances, the conference couldn’t be organized in Paris as planned. Workshops on Learning of Manual Skills in Humans and Robotics were held as part of the conference on May, 31. Dr. Mathew […]

Huntington 100!

Congratulation to Spencer Jacobs-Skolik (Lake) on being a recipient of this year’s Huntington 100 Award! The Huntington 100 is a prestigious honor awarded to a group of students who are nominated by their peers, faculty, or staff and who have excelled in various areas across the university—from research to athletics to experiential learning. “I’m very […]

Virtual RISE: 2020

This year the due to COVID-19 the RISE-2020 took place in a virtual form. Movement Neuroscience Laboratory presents three posters: Validating a Real World Trail Making Task to Characterize Hidden Impairments in Young Stroke Survivors Meghan MacDonald, Katrina Pollard, Alison Natter, Nathaniel Pinkes, Zachary Fagiani, Misha Pavel, Holly Jimison, Mathew Yarossi, Eugene Tunik The effect of […]


by | Sep 21, 2020