Brye McMorran

University of Guelph

Thesis: Re-directing the view of balance reactions through vestibular influence.

Research Interests and Future Goals: Balance reactions are performed in the event of a loss of balance to recover stability and prevent a fall. The success of these balance reaction begins with sensing the instability through sensory input via the visual, vestibular, and somatosensory systems. My research interests include examining the role in which sensory input play in these compensatory balance reactions as well as how altered orientation of the sensory apparatus affects the reaction. I primarily focus on stepping balance reactions with altered vestibular input through GVS and different head orientations. I aim to expand this research into different reaction types and sensory modalities.

Fun fact about you: I have two cats (that act like dogs), Georgie and Polly, and a miniature dachshund puppy, Meyer.

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