The lab studies motor skill in children and nonhuman primates, particularly how the hands are controlled. Our work examines links between motor abilities and cognition, including reasoning, communication, and language. The lab is associated with the Department of Psychology at Florida International University in Miami, FL.

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  • Nelson, E.L., Berthier, N.E., & Konidaris, G.D. (6 Sept 2017). Handedness and reach-to-place kinematics in adults: Left-handers are not reversed right-handers. Journal of Motor Behavior. doi: 10.1080/0022895.2017.1363698. Download paper
  • Nelson, E.L., & Kendall, G.A. (2018). Goal-directed tail use in Colombian spider monkeys (Ateles fusciceps rufiventris) is highly lateralized. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 132(1), 40-47. doi: 10.1037/com0000094. Abstract
  • Nelson, E.L., Gonzalez, S.L., Coxe, S., Campbell, J.M., Marcinowski, E.C., & Michel, G.F. (2017). Toddler hand preference trajectories predict 3-year language outcome. Developmental Psychobiology, 59 (7), 876-887. doi: 10.1002/dev.21560. Abstract
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