Jane E. Clark, Ph.D.


Motor Development

Jane E. Clark (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin) is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. Her work focuses on understanding the development of movement control and coordination in motor skills. Using a dynamic systems approach, Dr. Clark and her colleagues have demonstrated that the newly walking infants limbs, like those of the adult walker, act like coupled nonlinear limit cycle oscillators at both the intralimb and interlimb levels of coordination. Her current work examines the role of sensory information in the development of upright posture and locomotion in infants. She also has an on-going project to study perception-action relationships with children who have motor coordination problems.

Areas of Interest:

  • Development of movement control and coordination in motor skills, particularly the development of posture and locomotion.