Lori Vallis

Dr. Lori Vallis

Program(s)

Human Health and Nutritional Sciences MSc, PhD

About My Research...

“The central nervous system must integrate ongoing changes in sensory information, like vision, with internal representations of our bodies in the world in order to walk in complex environments, e.g. when obstacles are present. Although there are indications in the literature that at different stages in life there is a shift in the role of sensory inputs for locomotor control, there is little basic scientific evidence to support this theory. My research program investigates the development of adaptive locomotor strategies in children and, at the other end of the age spectrum, how these strategies change in elderly individuals as a result of aging. The long term objective of my research program is to develop a model that will provide insight into the nature of the rules governing the interpretation and integration of sensory input during locomotion by the central nervous system across the lifespan”

Email: 
lvallis@uoguelph.ca
Summary: 

My research investigates the development of adaptive locomotor strategies in children and, at the other end of the age spectrum, how these strategies change in elderly individuals as a result of aging...