Carlijn Vernooij

 

Doctoral Researcher

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Contact details

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

PhD Title: The role of mechanical resonance in physiological finger tremor

Supervisors: Dr. Martin Lakie, Dr Raymond Reynolds

After obtaining her BSc in Human Movement Sciences at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), and a year of being a board member of her sorority, Carlijn started two research masters in Human Movement Sciences (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) – one focussing on rehabilitation and one on general motor control. She finished her MSc degree combining her two research areas in a graduation project on muscle synergies while performing a simulated stone knapping task. Carlijn started her PhD on underlying mechanisms of physiological tremor in November 2010 at the University of Birmingham.

Qualifications

BSc Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
MSc Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Research

Research group: Human Movement Group

Publications

Papers:

  • Vernooij CA, Reynolds RF, Lakie M. A dominant role for mechanical resonance in physiological finger tremor revealed by selective minimisation of voluntary drive and movement. Journal of neurophysiology (February 13, 2013). doi: 10.1152/jn.00926.2012.
  • Lakie M, Vernooij CA, Osborne TM, Reynolds RF. The resonant component of human physiological hand tremor is altered by slow voluntary movements. The Journal of Physiology 590: 2471–2483, 2012.
  • Vernooij CA, Mouton LJ, Bongers RM. Learning to Control Orientation and Force in a Hammering Task. Zeitschrift für Psychologie 220: 29–36, 2012.

Conference abstracts:

  • Vernooij CA, Lakie M, Reynolds RF. Voluntary vs electrical muscle activation reveals the resonant nature of physiological finger tremor. In: Proceedings of the Physiology Society 27. 2012, p. PC322.
  • Lakie M, Vernooij CA, Reynolds RF. The role of resonance in physiological finger tremor. In: Proceedings of the Physiology Society 27. 2012, p. C80.
  • Vernooij CA, Reynolds RF, Lakie M. A decrease in short-range elastic stiffness causes a drop in physiological finger tremor frequency. In: Abstracts of the 6th international posture symposium. 2011, p. 91.
  • Lakie M, Vernooij CA, Osborne TM, Reynolds RF. Human physiological hand tremor results mainly from resonance which changes during slow voluntary movements. In: Abstracts of the 6th international posture symposium. 2011, p. 52.
  • Vernooij CA, Lakie M. Human tremor size reduces with ischaemia due to decreased EMG to muscle gain. In: Proceedings of the Physiology Society 23. 2011, p. PC297.

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