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 328 GGB
Assistant Professor
My scientific interests focus on studying how the brain controls movements in individuals with and without neurological disorders. Specifically, I am interested in investigating neural mechanisms of motor control and learning, modulation in cortical circuits, and neuroplasticity by employing biomechanical techniques, robotics, non-invasive brain stimulation, electrophysiology, and neuroimaging.

Journal Articles
Bao S, Wang J, Wright DL, Buchanan JJ, Lei Y (2022) The Decay and Consolidation of Effector-Independent Motor Memories. Scientific Reports 12:1-13.
Davis M, Wang Y, Bao S, Buchanan JJ, Wright DL, Lei Y (2022) The Interactions between Primary Somatosensory and Motor Cortex during Human Grasping. Neuroscience 485:1-11.
Christiansen L, Chen B, Lei Y, Urbin MA, Richardson MS, Oudega M, Sandhu M, Rymer WZ, Trumbower RD, Mitchell GS and Perez MA (2021) Acute intermittent hypoxia boosts spinal plasticity in humans with tetraplegia. Experimental Neurology 335:113483.
Lei Y, Perez MA (2021) Cerebellar contribution to sensorimotor adaptation deficits in humans with spinal cord injury. Scientific Reports 11:2507.
Bao S, Morgan AM, Lei Y, Wang J (2020) Lack of interlimb transfer following visuomotor adaptation in a person with congenital mirror movements. Neuropsychologia 136:107265.
Lei, Y., Akbar, A., and Wang, J. (2019). Direct-effects and after-effects of dynamic adaptation on intralimb and interlimb transfer. Human movement science 65: 102-110.
Hodkin EF, Lei Y, Humby J, Glover IS, Choudhury S, Kumar H, Perez MA, Rodgers H, Jackson A (2018) Automated FES for upper limb rehabilitation following stroke and spinal cord injury. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 26:1067-1074.
Lei Y, Ozdemir RA, Perez MA (2018) Gating of sensory input at subcortical and cortical levels during human grasping. Journal of Neuroscience 33:7237-7247.
Lei Y, Perez MA (2018) Phase-dependent deficits during reach-to-grasp after human spinal cord injury. Journal of Neurophysiology 119:251-261.
Bao S, Lei Y, Wang J (2017) Experiencing a reaching task passively with one arm while adapting to a visuomotor rotation with the other can lead to substantial transfer of motor learning across the arms. Neuroscience Letter 638: 109-113.
Lei Y, Bao S, Perez MA, Wang J (2017) Enhancing generalization of visuomotor adaptation by inducing use-dependent learning. Neuroscience 366:184-195.
Lei Y, Perez MA (2017) Cortical contributions to sensory gating in the ipsilateral somatosensory cortex during voluntary activity. Journal of Physiology 595:6203-6217. News&Views (Berryman et al., 2018 Journal of Physiology).
Lei Y, Suresh NL, Rymer WZ, Hu XG (2017) Motor-unit pool organization for different directions of isometric contraction force of the first dorsal interosseous muscle. Muscle and Nerve 57:E85-E93
Lei Y, Wang J (2017) The effect of proprioceptive acuity variability on motor adaptation in older adults. Experimental Brain Research 236:599-608.
Lei Y, Bao S, Wang J (2016) The combined effects of action observation and proprioceptive training on adaptive motor learning. Neuroscience 331:91-98.
Wang J, Lei Y (2015) Direct-effects and after-effects of visuomotor adaptation with one arm on subsequent performance with the other arm. Journal of Neurophysiology 114:468-473.
Wang J, Lei Y (2015) Performing a reaching task with one arm while adapting to a visuomotor rotation with the other can lead to complete transfer of motor learning across the arms. Journal of Neurophysiology 113:2302-2308.
Lei Y, Wang J (2014) Prolonged training does not result in a greater extent of interlimb transfer following visuomotor adaptation. Brain Cognition 91:95-99.
Lei Y, Johnson MJ, Wang J (2013) Separation of visual and motor workspaces during targeted reaching results in limited generalization of visuomtor adaptation. Neuroscience Letter 541:243-247.
Wang J, Lei Y, Xiong K, Marek K (2013) Substantial generalization of sensorimotor learning from bilateral to unilateral movement conditions. PLoS One 8:e58495.
Wagner-Schuman M, Dubis AM, Nordgren RN, Lei Y, Odell D, Chiao H, Weh E, Fischer W, Sulai Y, Dubra A, Carroll J (2011) Race-and sex-related differences in retinal thickness and foveal pit morphology. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 52:625-634.
Wang J, Joshi M, Lei Y (2011) The extent of interlimb transfer following adaptation to a novel visuomotor condition does not depend on awareness of the condition. Journal of Neurophysiology 106:259-264.