Location: Ivor Wynne Centre, Room 216
Phone: (905) 525-9104 x20029
BA Hon. (Brock U), MA (Queen’s University), PhD (Western), Post Doc (Psychiatric Epidemiology, McMaster University)
|Post Doc||Psychiatric Epidemiology||McMaster University|
|PhD||Psychomotor Behaviour||University of Western Ontario|
Location: Ivor Wynne Centre, Room X
Phone: 905 525 9140 ext. X
Location: Ivor Wynne Centre, Room AB105
Phone: 905 525 9140 ext. 23573
Concerning teaching research/publications, and professional activities, I have three main interests which may work independently or in an interdisciplinary manner:
For the past 16 years (1991-2007), I have edited PATHWAYS: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education and write a regular column in KANAWA, the Magazine of the Canadian Recreation Canoe Association concerning heritage/philosophical themes to Canadian canoe travel since 1994. As of 2007 I remain on the PATHWAYS editorial board and provide two features to KANAWA each year. I also serve as Research Editor for NASTAWGAN: The Journal of the Wilderness Canoe Association.
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education (1999-2006) Guest editor 2006 - 2010. Theme issue. Tribute to Michael Elrick, 2010.
A Walk in the Woods: Teaching Ecopsychology Experientially by Bob Henderson and Deb Schrader. For Teaching Adventure Education: Theory and Best Practices. Christian Bisson and Bob Stremba (eds.) Human Kinetics. 2009 pp. 369-374.
Thought, Word, Deed: A Tribute to Paul Shepard. Doug Karrow, Jean Jentel and Bob Henderson, The Trumpter. September 2007, pp. 1-26.
Mining Out Experinces: Reflecting on the Subtle Interpersonal Dimensions of Teaching and Learning. In: William B. Stream and Bob Henderson, Mountainrise: The International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Spring 2007, pp. 2-11.
Canadian Outoor Adventure Education: Hear the challenge - Learn the lessons. Tom Potter and Bob Henderson (40%). Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. (A revised and extended version of CJEE 2001 publication). Fall 2004, pp. 69-87.
Experiential Education and Ancient Rhythms: The Insights of Sigurd Olson and Paul Shepard in, Beyond Dewey and Kahn: Foundations of Experiential Education. Edited by Clifford E. Knapp and Thomas E. Smith, Association for Experiential Education, Boulder, CO, 2007. 2008.
Experientially Teaching Canadian Travel. Literature on the Trail and in the Classroom, in Teaching North American Environmental Literature. Edited by Laird Christensen and Frederick O. Waage. The Modern Language Association, 2007.
A Canadian Friluftsliv From a Guide and Student Persective, in Friluftsliv: Entwicklung Bedeutung und Perspektiv, Edited by Gunnar Lieptke & Dieter Lagerstrom. Meyer and Meyer Verlag, Germany, 2007.
Erazim, Sigurd, My Students and Me: Thinking About Solo, in Exploring the Power of Solo, Silence and Solitude. Edited by Cifford E. Knapp & Thomas E. Smith, Association for Experiential Education, Boulder, CO, 2005.
Canadian Outdoor Adventure Education: Hear the Challenge - Learn the Lessons. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, Tom G. Potter & Bob Henderson, 4(1) 2004.
"Going Out as a Way In: Social, Cultural and Ecological Learning, and the University Field Trip". Liz Newberry and Bob Henderson. In, Teaching in the Field: Working with Students in the Outdoor Classroom. (Editor) Hal Crimmel, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2003.
"Playing Seriously with Dr. Seuss: A Pedagogical Response to the Lorax". Bob Henderson, Merle Kennedy and Chuck Chamberlin. In, Wild Things: Children's Culture and Ecocriticism (Editors) Sidney I. Dobin and Kenneth B. Kidd, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 2004.
"Mishap on the Notakwanon River" Bob Henderson and Warren Trimble. In, Up the Creek: True Stories of Canoeists in Trouble (Editor) Doug McKown, Ragged Mountain Press, Camden, ME, 2004.
Pike's Portage: Stories of a Distinguished Place. Morten Asfeldt & Bob Henderson (eds) Dundurn Group: Toronto 2010.
Nature First: Outdoor Life the Friluftsliv Way. Bob Henderson & Nils Vikander (eds) Natural History, The Dundurn Group: Toronto 2007.
Every Trail has a Story: Heritage Travel in Canada. Bob Henderson. Natural Heritage Press: Toronto 2005.
|MA||University of Alberta||1981|
|PhD||Physical Education and Sports Studies||University of Alberta||1995|
The purpose of my research is to develop fundamental understanding of the cortical control of the human hand and upper limb. My research program is focused on the somatosensory contributions to motor control; human hand control is profoundly dependent on the integrity of somatosensory input that arises from touch and muscle receptors. Multiple cortical areas receive and process somatosensory input yet little is known about the role of these areas in the control of human hand movement. My research program is primarily focused on investigating the role of somatosensory loci in the control of hand movement in healthy and clinical populations. Students in my lab use a combination of neurophysiology techniques including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and functional magnetic resonance imaging.
*indicate undergraduate or graduate students in my lab
Lee KG*, Jacobs MF*, Asmussen MJ*, Zapallow CM*, Tommerdahl M, Nelson AJ. Continuous theta-burst stimulation modulates tactile synchronization. BMC Neurosci. 2013 Aug 23;14(1):89. PubMed Identifier: 23968301
Asmussen MJ*, Jacobs MF*, Lee KGH*, Zapallow CM*, Nelson AJ (2013). Short-latency afferent inhibition modulation during finger movement. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60496. PubMed Identifier: 23593228
Zapallow CM*, Jacobs MF*, Lee KGH*, Asmussen MJ*, Tsang P*, Nelson AJ (2013). Continuous theta-burst stimulation over primary somatosensory cortex modulates interhemispheric inhibition. NeuroReport, 24(7): 394-8. PubMed Identifier: 23568220
Zapallow CM*, Asmussen MJ*, Bolton DA, Lee KG*, Jacobs MF*, Nelson AJ (2012). Theta burst repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation attenuates somatosensory evoked potentials from the lower limb. BMC Neuroscience 13:133. PubMed Identifier: 23113936
Jacobs MF*, Zapallow CM*, Tsang P*, Lee KGH*, Asmussen MJ*, Nelson AJ (2012). Current direction specificity of continuous theta-burst stimulation in modulating human motor cortex excitability when applied to somatosensory cortex. NeuroReport 23(16):927-31. PubMed Identifier: 22955142
*Jacobs M, *Premji A, Nelson AJ. Plasticity-inducing TMS protocols to investigate somatosensory control of hand function. Neural Plasticity (2012):350574.
Nelson AJ, *Premji A, *Rai N, Hoque T, Tommerdahl M, Chen R. Dopamine alters tactile perception in Parkinson's disease. Can J Neurol Sci (2012), 39(1):52-7.
*Rai N, *Premji A, Tommerdahl M, Nelson AJ. Continuous theta-burst rTMS over primary somatosensory cortex modulates tactile perception on the hand. Clinical Neurophysiology (2012) 123(6):1226-33.
*Premji A, *Zapallow C, *Tsang P, *Tang R, *Jacobs M, Nelson AJ. Influence of area 5 on interhemispheric inhibition. Neuroreport (2011) Dec 21;22(18):974-8.
*Premji A, *Rai N, Nelson A. Area 5 influences excitability within the primary motor cortex in humans. PLoS One (2011);6(5):e20023.
Ni Z, Charab S, Gunraj C, Nelson AJ, Udupa K, Yeh IJ, Chen R. Transcranial magnetic stimulation in different current directions activates separate cortical circuits. Journal of Neurophysiology, (2011) 105(2):749-56.
*Premji A, *Ziluk A, Nelson AJ. Bilateral somatosensory evoked potentials following intermittent theta-burst repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. BMC Neuroscience, (2010) 11:91.
*Ziluk A, *Premji A, Nelson AJ. Functional connectivity from area 5 to primary motor cortex via paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation. Neuroscience Letters (2010) 484(1):81-85.
Nelson AJ, Hoque T, Gunraj CA, Ni Z, Chen R. Impaired Interhemispheric Inhibition in Writer’s Cramp. Neurology (2010) 75(5):441-447.
Nelson AJ, Blake D, Chen R. Digit-specific aberrations in the somatosensory cortex in Writer’s Cramp. Annals of Neurology, (2009) 66(2):146-54.
Nelson AJ, Hoque T, Gunraj C, Ni Z, Chen R. Bi-directional interhemispheric inhibition during unimanual sustained contractions. BMC Neuroscience (2009) 10:31.
Ni Z, Gunraj C, Nelson AJ, Yeh I, Castillo G, Hoque T, Chen R. Two phases of interhemispheric inhibition between motor related cortical areas and the primary motor cortex in human. Cerebral Cortex, (2009) 19(7):1654-65.
Nelson AJ, Chen R. Digit somatotopy within cortical areas of the postcentral gyrus in humans. Cerebral Cortex (2008) 18:2341-51.
Chen Y, Wang FN, Nelson AJ, Xu H, Kim Y, Rosen BR, Kwong KK . Electrical stimulation modulates the amphetamine-induced hemodynamic changes: an fMRI study to compare the effect of stimulating locations and frequencies on rats. Neuroscience Letters (2008) 444:117-21.
|Postdoctual Fellow||Toronto Western Research Institute||2005-07|
|Postdoctual Associate||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||2003-05|
|PhD||University of Toronto||2003|
|Jenin El Sayes|
Location: Ivor Wynne Centre, Room 204
Phone: 905 525 9140 ext. 24643
My primary research background and training is in neuromuscular physiology. Over the last 5-10 years I have been focused on applying this research to special populations, in the context of exercise rehabilitation. I have been involved in studies on the role of exercise in aging populations and in people with mobility impairments, specifically those with spinal cord injury. The efficacy of body-weight supported treadmill training as a method to improve a variety of health-related outcomes in people with spinal cord injury is a current area of research focus.
Publications (authors in bold are students supervised by A. Hicks)
Hicks, AL, Martin Ginis, KA, Pelletier, C, Ditor, DS, Foulon, B, Wolfe, DL. The effects of exercise training on physical capacity, strength, body composition and functional performance among people with spinal cord injury: A systematic review. Spinal Cord, in press.
Martin Ginis, KA, Hicks, AL, Latimer, AE, Warburton, DER, Bourne, C, Ditor, DS, Goodwin, DL, Hayes, K, McCartney, N, McIlraith, A, Pomerleau, P, Smith, K, Stone, JA and Wolfe, DL. The development of evidence-informed physical activity guidelines for people with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, in press.
Pilutti, LA, Lelli, DA, Paulseth, JE, Crome, M, Jiang, S, Rathbone, MP and Hicks, AL. The effects of 12 weeks of supported treadmill training on functional ability and quality of life in progressive multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 92: 31-36, 2011.
Pelletier, CA and Hicks, AL. Muscle fatigue characteristics in paralyzed muscle after spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord 49: 125-30, 2011.
Ditor, DS and Hicks, AL. Exercise therapy after SCI: The effects on health and function. Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering 37(1-2): 165-191, 2009.
Pelletier, CA and Hicks, AL. Muscle characteristics and fatigue properties after spinal cord injury. Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering 37(1-2): 139-164, 2009.
Hicks, AL and Martin Ginis, KA. Treadmill training after SCI: It’s not just about the walking. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 45(2): 241-248, 2008.