Nikita Kuznetsov

Nikita Aleksandrovich Kuznetsov

Asst Professor - Educator


Ph.D: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2013 (Experimental Psychology)

B.A.: University of California, Northridge Northridge, CA, 2007 (Psychology)

Research and Practice Interests

I'm interested in understanding how the central nervous system controls movement in healthy young adults and in individuals recovering from neurological trauma. The goal is to understand basic principles of motor control in healthy individuals and to develop novel motor assessment tools and rehabilitation protocols to improve motor function. I primarily use behavioral manipulations coupled with detailed analyses of kinematic, kinetic, and surface electromyography using nonlinear time series analysis methods.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Kodama, Kentaro; Yasuda, Kazuhiro; Akatsuka, Tomoki; Kuznetsov, Nikita A; Iwata, Hiroyasu (2022. ) The influence of a vibrotactile biofeedback system on postural dynamics during single-leg standing in healthy older adults.Neuroscience letters, , 786 ,136807 More Information

Yamada, Masahiro; Kuznetsov, Nikita A; Diekfuss, Jed A; Raisbeck, Louisa D (2021. ) The effect of attentional focus on movement accuracy in an immersive and interactive virtual reality environment.Neuroscience letters, , 752 ,135814 More Information

Song, A; Kuznetsov, N A; Winges, S A; MacLellan, M J (2020. ) Muscle synergy for upper limb damping behavior during object transport while walking in healthy young individuals.Experimental brain research, , 238 (5 ) ,1203-1218 More Information

Raisbeck, L D; Yamada, M; Diekfuss, J A; Kuznetsov, N A (2020. ) The Effects of Attentional Focus Instructions and Task Difficulty in a Paced Fine Motor Skill.Journal of motor behavior, , 52 (3 ) ,262-270 More Information

Dechenaud, Marcelline; Laidig, Daniel; Seel, Thomas; Gilbert, Hunter B; Kuznetsov, Nikita A (2019. ) Development of Adapted Guitar to Improve Motor Function After Stroke: Feasibility Study in Young Adults.Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference, , 2019 ,5488-5493 More Information

Kodama, Kentaro; Yasuda, Kazuhiro; Kuznetsov, Nikita A; Hayashi, Yuki; Iwata, Hiroyasu (2019. ) Balance Training With a Vibrotactile Biofeedback System Affects the Dynamical Structure of the Center of Pressure Trajectories in Chronic Stroke Patients.Frontiers in human neuroscience, , 13 ,84 More Information

Kuznetsov, Nikita A; Robins, Rebecca K; Long, Benjamin; Jakiela, Jason T; Haran, F Jay; Ross, Scott E; Wright, W Geoffrey; Rhea, Christopher K (2018. ) Validity and reliability of smartphone orientation measurement to quantify dynamic balance function.Physiological measurement, , 39 (2 ) ,02NT01 More Information

Kuznetsov, Nikita A; Rhea, Christopher K (2017. ) Power considerations for the application of detrended fluctuation analysis in gait variability studies.PloS one, , 12 (3 ) ,e0174144 More Information

Rhea, Christopher K; Kuznetsov, Nikita A; Ross, Scott E; Long, Benjamin; Jakiela, Jason T; Bailie, Jason M; Yanagi, Matthew A; Haran, F Jay; Wright, W Geoffrey; Robins, Rebecca K; Sargent, Paul D; Duckworth, Joshua L (2017. ) Development of a Portable Tool for Screening Neuromotor Sequelae From Repetitive Low-Level Blast Exposure.Military medicine, , 182 (S1 ) ,147-154 More Information

Rhea, Christopher K; Kuznetsov, Nikita A (2017. ) Using visual stimuli to enhance gait control.Journal of vestibular research : equilibrium & orientation, , 27 (1 ) ,7-16 More Information

Huber, Meghan E; Kuznetsov, Nikita; Sternad, Dagmar (2016. ) Persistence of reduced neuromotor noise in long-term motor skill learning.Journal of neurophysiology, , 116 (6 ) ,2922-2935 More Information

Kuznetsov, Nikita A; Riley, Michael A (2015. ) The role of task constraints in relating laboratory and clinical measures of balance.Gait & posture, , 42 (3 ) ,275-9 More Information

Sternad, Dagmar; Huber, Meghan E; Kuznetsov, Nikita (2014. ) Acquisition of novel and complex motor skills: stable solutions where intrinsic noise matters less.Advances in experimental medicine and biology, , 826 ,101-24 More Information

Kuznetsov, Nikita; Bonnette, Scott; Gao, Jianbo; Riley, Michael A (2013. ) Adaptive fractal analysis reveals limits to fractal scaling in center of pressure trajectories.Annals of biomedical engineering, , 41 (8 ) ,1646-60 More Information

Harrison, Steven J; Kuznetsov, Nikita; Breheim, Samuel (2013. ) Flexible kinesthetic distance perception: when do your arms tell you how far you have walked?.Journal of motor behavior, , 45 (3 ) ,239-47 More Information

Riley, Michael A; Bonnette, Scott; Kuznetsov, Nikita; Wallot, Sebastian; Gao, Jianbo (2012. ) A tutorial introduction to adaptive fractal analysis.Frontiers in physiology, , 3 ,371 More Information

Kuznetsov, Nikita A; Riley, Michael A (2012. ) Effects of breathing on multijoint control of center of mass position during upright stance.Journal of motor behavior, , 44 (4 ) ,241-53 More Information

Kuznetsov, Nikita A; Wallot, Sebastian (2011. ) Effects of accuracy feedback on fractal characteristics of time estimation.Frontiers in integrative neuroscience, , 5 ,62 More Information

Kuznetsov, Nikita A; Shockley, Kevin D; Richardson, Michael J; Riley, Michael A (2011. ) Effect of precision aiming on respiration and the postural-respiratory synergy.Neuroscience letters, , 502 (1 ) ,13-7 More Information

Kuznetsov, Nikita A; Riley, Michael A (2010. ) Spatial resolution of visual feedback affects variability and structure of isometric force.Neuroscience letters, , 470 (2 ) ,121-5 More Information

Courses Taught

-PSYC-9015 SP TOP COG ACT PERC Nonlinear Time Series Analysis Level:Graduate

PSYC 7061 Generalized and Mixed Statistical Models Level:Graduate

PSYC 3045 Dynamics of Perception and Action