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L. WRIGHT
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Primary Emphasis Area: Kinesiology
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Short Bio
Recent research in Dr. Wright's lab has focused on the how practice context mediates efficient planning of movement timing. The contribution of a variety of practice factors (e.g., schedule, composition, and environmental characteristics) for effective organization of both the structural and scaling properties of movement timing have been investigated. Professional Experience: Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (1989-1995)
Associate Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (1995-present)
Summer School on Connectionist Modeling, Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, Oxford, England (1996)
Research Interests
Cognition
Memory
Motor Learning
Perceptual-motor Skill Acquisition
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Buchanan, J.J, Park, I., Chen, J., Mehta, R., McCulloch, A., Rhee, J., & Wright D. L. (2018). Expert monitoring and verbal feedback as sources of performance pressure. Acta Psychologica, 186, 39-46.

2. Kim, T.m Jing, C., Verwey, W.B., & Wright D.L (2018). Improving novel motor learning through prior high contextual interference training, Acta Psychologica, 182, 55-64.

3. Jo, J.S., Chen, J., Riechman, S., Roig, M. & Wright D.L. (2018). The protective effects of cardiovascular exercise on the interference of proecedural memory. Psychological Research.

4. Buchanan, J.J., Park, I., Chen, J., Wright D.L., & Mehta, R. (2017). Bimanual coordination patterns are stabilized under monitoring-pressure. Experimental Brain Research, 235(6), 1909-1918.

5. Kim, T., Jing, C., Verwey, W.B., & Wright, D.L. Improving novel motor learning through prior high contextual interference training. Acta Psychologica, 2017 Nov 11;182:55-64. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.11.005

6. Kim, T., Rhee, J., & Wright, D.L. (2016). Allowing time to consolidate knowledge gained through random practice facilitates later novel motor sequence acquisition. Acta Psychologica, 163, 153-166.

7. Rhee, J.H., Handa, A., Bhatia, S., Chen, J., Riechman, S., & Wright, D.L. (2016). An acute bout of aerobic exercise can protect offline motor sequence gains. Psychological Research, 80(4), 518-531.

8. Wright, D.L., Verwey, W.B., Buchanan, J.B., Chen, J., Rhee, J., & Immink, M.A. (2016). Consolidating behavioral and neurophysiologic findings to explain the influence of contextual interference during motor sequence learning Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23(1), 1-21.

9. Sidaway, B., Ala. B., Baughman, K., Glidden, J., Cowie, S., Peabody, A., Roundy, D., Spaulding, J., Stephens, R., & Wright, D.L. (2016). Contextual interference can facilitate motor learning in older adults and in individuals with Parkinson's Disease. Journal of Motor Behavior, 48(6), 509-518

10. Bottary, R. Sonni, A., Wright, D.L., & Spencer, R.M.C. (2016). Insufficient chunk concatenation may underlie changes in sleep-dependent consolidation of motor sequence learning in older adults. Learning and Memory, 23, 455-459

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Non-Invasive Modulation of the Dopaminergic Midbrain and the Influence on Motor Learning. (Co-PI)
TAMU T3 (State)
2018/04/01 - 2020/03/31
Total Funding: 20,333.
Courses Taught
2019 - 2020
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 482, KINE 691
2018 - 2019
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 482, KINE 685, KINE 691
2017 - 2018
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 482, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691
2016 - 2017
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 482, KINE 491, KINE 681, KINE 685, KINE 691
2015 - 2016
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 482, KINE 681, KINE 685, KINE 691
2014 - 2015
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 482, KINE 681, KINE 685, KINE 691
2013 - 2014
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 482, KINE 491, KINE 682, KINE 691, NRSC 485
2012 - 2013
KINE 213, KINE 482, KINE 691, KINE 406, KINE 491, KINE 681, KINE 684, KINE 685
2011 - 2012
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 482, KINE 491, KINE 685, KINE 691
2010 - 2011
KINE 213, KINE 482, KINE 681, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691
2009 - 2010
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 482, KINE 691
2008 - 2009
HLTH 685, KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 482, KINE 491, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691
2007 - 2008
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 482, KINE 485, KINE 491, KINE 681, KINE 684, KINE 691
2006 - 2007
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 482, KINE 485, KINE 691
2005 - 2006
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 485, KINE 640, KINE 681, KINE 685, KINE 691
2004 - 2005
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 485, KINE 640, KINE 685, KINE 691
2003 - 2004
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 485, KINE 691
2002 - 2003
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 681, KINE 682, KINE 684, KINE 691
2001 - 2002
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 485, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691
2000 - 2001
KINE 213, KINE 406, KINE 684, KINE 685
Former Doctoral Students
Maarten Immink (Summer, 1999), Ph.D.
Sandra Kimbrough (Spring, 2000), Ph.D.
Charles Black (Summer, 2004), Ph.D.
Joshua Joel Edwards (Fall, 2012), Ph.D.
Joo Rhee (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Jing Chen (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Assoc Editor (2015 - ). Journal of Motor Learning and Development

Assoc Editor (2010 - ). Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology

Assoc Editor (2001 - 2007). Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Awards

(1991). Outstanding New Faculty. 

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