Marc Dalecki, Ph.D.
Marc Dalecki, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, USA. Dr. Dalecki completed his Diploma in Sport Science at the German Sport University Cologne, Germany, in 2006, and then worked as Research Assistant in the Institute of Physiology and Anatomy in the Motor Control Lab at the German Sport University Cologne. In 2008, he began his Ph.D. studies in Human Movement Science in the same lab. After graduating in 2013 and completing his first postdoctoral year in the Motor Control Lab at the German Sport University Cologne, he joined the Cognitive-Motor Neuroscience Lab at York University, Toronto, Canada, as a postdoctoral fellow from 2014 until 2016. In 2016, he completed his post-doctoral training in the Visual Perception and Psychophysics Lab at York University, Canada. Dr. Dalecki joined the School of Kinesiology in January 2017.
Dr. Dalecki’s research interests include various aspects of human motor control and cognition under normal as well as under altered internal (brain injury, brain diseases, aging) and altered external (microgravity, hypergravity, water immersion) conditions. The aim of Dr. Dalecki’ research is to better understand the underlying mechanisms of how the brain controls movement, especially when it is suffering from mild traumatic brain injury and brain diseases. His current research therefore involves fundamental aspects of cognitive-motor integration, as well as of motor control and cognitive-motor integration following concussion and with diabetes. The goal of his research is making people healthier, for longer.
Dalecki M, Kalicinski M, Steinberg F, Bock O (2017). Age-related operator deficits in a realistic instrument-control task: Assessing possible motor, cognitive and mental causes. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 59:100-107.
Dalecki M, Albines D, Mcpherson A, Sergio LE (2016). Prolonged visuomotor impairments in children and adolescents with a history of concussion. Concussion, 10.2217/cnc-2016-0001.
Kalicinski M, Steinberg F, Dalecki M, Bock O (2016). Gaze behavior while operating a complex instrument-control task. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, 87(6): 1-6.
Brown J, Dalecki M, Hughes C, Mcpherson AK, Sergio LE (2015). Cognitive-motor integration deficits in young adult athletes following concussion. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 7(25): doi:10.1186/s13102-015-0019-4.
Steinberg F, Kalicinski M, Dalecki M, Bock O (2015). Human performance in a realistic instrument-control task during short-term microgravity. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0128992. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0128992.
Bock O, Dalecki M (2015). Mental rotation of letters, hands and complex scenes during whole-body tilt: Role of a body-centered versus a gravitational reference frame. Human Movement Science 40: 352-358.
Dalecki M, Bock O (2014). Isometric force exaggeration in simulated weightlessness by water immersion: role of visual feedback. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance 85(6): 605-611.
Dalecki M, Bock O, Hoffmann U (2013). Inverse relationship between task complexity and performance deficit in 5 m water immersion. Experimental Brain Research 227: 243-248.
Dalecki M, Dern S, Steinberg F (2013). Mental rotation of a letter, hand and complex scene in microgravity. Neuroscience Letters 533: 55-59.
Dalecki M, Bock O, Schulze B (2012). Cognitive impairment during 5 m water immersion. Journal of Applied Physioloy 113: 1075-1081.
Dalecki M, Dräger T, Mierau A, Bock O (2012). Production of finely graded forces in humans: Effects of simulated weightlessness by water immersion. Experimental Brain Research 218: 41-47.
Dalecki M, Bock O, Guardiera S (2009). Visual field motion effects on the production of manual forces and displacements. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance 80: 790-795.
Beurskens R, Dalecki M. Physical activity: Effect of exercise on neurological function. In: Watson, RR (Edit.). Physical activity and the aging brain: Effect of exercise on neurological function. Academic Press Elsevier, 1. Edition 2017, Chapter 18, 185-198, ISBN 978-0-12-805094-1.