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 affiliated with the Center for Children and Families and the Department of Psychology at FIU in Miami, FL.

Publication Newsfeed

  • Nelson, E.L., Berthier, N.E., & Konidaris, G.D. (In Press). Handedness and reach-to-place kinematics in adults: Left-handers are not reversed right-handers. Journal of Motor Behavior.
  • Boeving, E.R., Belnap, S.C., & Nelson, E.L. (2017). Embraces are lateralized in spider monkeys (Ateles fusciceps rufiventris). American Journal of Primatology, 79:e22654. doi: 10.1002/ajp.22654. Abstract
  • Michel, G.F., Campbell, J.M., Marcinowski, E.C., Nelson, E.L., & Babik, I. (2016). Infant hand preference and the development of cognitive abilities. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:410. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00410. Download paper
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