JOHN BUCHANAN
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Primary Emphasis Area: Kinesiology
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Short Bio
  • Professor, Depertment of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, 8/05 to present
  • Faculty of Neuoscience, Texas A&M University, 8/07 to present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, 5/99 to 8/05
  • NIH-NIDCD Post-doctoral Fellow, Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University, Human Posture and Postural Disorders Laboratory, 4/96-4/99
  • NIHM Pre-doctoral Fellow, Neuroscience Training Grant in Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Human Brain and Behavior Laboratory, 8/89-12/95
Research Interests
Balance and Posture
Bimanual coordination
Multi-joint arm control
Observational learning
Rapid aiming - perception
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Wright, D.L., Verwey, W.B., Buchanan, J.B., Chen, J., Rhee, J., & Immink, M.A. (in press). Consolidating behavioral and neurophysiologic findings to explain the influence of contextual interference during motor sequence learning Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Online 6/18/2015. (In Press)

2. Shea, C.H., Buchanan, J.J., & Kennedy, D.M. (In Press). Perceptual, attentional, and neural influences on discrete and continuous bimanual coordination. Psychonomics (In Press)

3. Wright, D.L., Verwey, W., Buchanan, J., Chen, J., Rhee, J., & Maarteen, I. (2016). Consolidating behavioral and neurophysiologic findings to explain the influence of contextual interference during motor sequence training. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 1-21.

4. Shea C., Buchanan, J.J., & Kennedy, D. (2016). Perception and action influences on discrete and reciprocal bimanual coordination. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 361-386.

5. Shea, C.H., Buchanan, J.J., and Kennedy, D.M. (2016). Perceptual and action influences on discrete and continuous bimanual coordination. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. DOI: 10.3758/s13423-015-0915-3

6. Shea, C.H., Buchanan, J.J., and Kennedy, D.M. (2016). Perceptual and action influences on discrete and continuous bimanual coordination. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 361-386

7. Buchanan, J.J. (2016). The coordination dynamics of observational learning: relative motion direction and relative phase as informational content linking action-perception to action-production. In J. Laczko & M. Latash (Eds.) Progress in Motor Control: Theories and Translations (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 957) Springer, Cham Switzerland, pgs. 209-228

8. Moon, H., Robson, N., Langari, R. & Buchanan, J.J. (2015). Experimental observations on human reaching motion planning with and without reduced mobility. In W. Adams (Ed.) Robotics Research and Technology, Robot Kinematics and Motion Planning, Nova Science Publishers (ebook), ISBN: 978-1-63483-391-2

9. Buchanan, J.J. (2015). Perceptual estimates of motor skill proficiency are constrained by the stability of coordination pattern. Journal of Motor Behavior, 47, 453-464.

10. Buchanan, J.J., *Ramos, J. & Robson, N. (2015). The perception-action dynamics of action competency are altered by both physical and observational training. Experimental Brain Research, 233: 1289-1305. *

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Catapult Round 2 - Enhancing Learning, Facilitating Health! The Neural Underpinning of Acquiring Maintaining, and Recovering Skills (Funded amount $45,360). (Co-PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016/05/01 - 2017/05/31
Total Funding: 0.

Exoskeleton based Stroke Rehabilitation with Augmented Reality. (Co-PI)
Qatar National Fund (Private)
2014/10/01 - 2017/09/30
Total Funding: 3,302.

Collaborative Research: ARWED - Augmented Perception for Upper-Limb Rehabilitation. (Co-PI)
NSF (Federal)
2014/08/15 - 2017/07/31
Total Funding: 94,743.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Young Uk Ryu (Spring, 2007), Ph.D.
Tiffany Michelle Rodriguez (Spring, 2009), Ph.D.
Noah Dean (Fall, 2009), Ph.D.
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