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Leveraging Closed-Loop Nervous System Dynamics to Enhance Human Performance via Imperceptible Stimulation

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Friday, March 30, 2018 3 pm to 4 pm

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KIP Spring Seminar Series

Dr. Matthew Tenan
Integrated Capability Enhancement Branch
Future Soldier Technologies Division
U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Presentation Abstract:
Dr. Tenan will deliver a seminar on his personal line of research within Army Research Laboratory's Cybernetics program.  His work explores how imperceptible vibration stimuli can be used to enhance motor behavior and the various neurological mechanisms that underlie this performance increase.

Biography: 
Dr. Matthew Tenan is a Research Kinesiologist within the Integrated Capability Enhancement Branch, Future Soldier Technologies Division at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Human Research & Engineering Directorate. He also holds Assistant Professorships in Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. Dr. Tenan is an expert in the area of Applied Statistical Modeling and Motor Control, has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and conference abstracts, and is the Co-Chair for the Military Sports Medicine Interest Group within the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Tenan has received numerous awards including the Department of Defense SMART Scholarship for Service and Outstanding Research Award at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He was named a Fellow of Statistics and Applied Statistical Computation at the University of Texas – Austin. Dr. Tenan Received his B.S. in Athletic Training/Exercise Science from Ithaca College, his M.A. in Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin.

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