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Howard N. Zelaznik

Contact Information
Email: hnzelaz |at| purdue.edu
Office: LAMB 205 D Map
Phone: (765) 494-5601
Fax: (765) 496-1239
Homepage: Homepage
Professor of Health and Kinesiology
Faculty Associate, Center on Aging and the Life Course
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, College of Liberal Arts

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B.S. Brooklyn College - CUNY 1974
M.S. University of Michigan 1975
Ph.D. University of Southern California 1978

Research Interests

Movement Coordination and Movement Timing Models

Teaching Interests

Advanced Topics in Motor Control, Principles of Perceptual Motor Learning, Humanoid Robots


National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation


Huys, R., Jirsa, V. K., Studenka, B., Rheaume, N., & Zelaznik, N. N. (2008). Human trajectory formation: Taxonomy of movement based on phase flow topology. In A. Fuchs & V. K. Jirsa (Eds.), Coordination:Neural, Behavioral and Social Dynamics (Understanding Complex Systems) (pp. 77-92). Berlin: Springer.

Zelaznik, H. N. (2008). Motor Learning for the Personal Trainer. In A. C. o. S. Medicine (Ed.), ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer, 2nd edition (pp. 177-186). Amsterdam, NL: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Huys, R., Studenka, B. E., Rheaume, N. L., Zelaznik, H. N., & Jirsa, V. K. (2008). Distinct Timing Mechanisms Produce Discrete and Continuous Movements. PLoS Computational Biology, 4, e1000061.

Studenka, B., & Zelaznik, N. N. (2008). The Influence of Dominant versus Non-Dominant Hand on Event and Emergent Motor Timing. Human Movement Science, 27, 29-52.

Schlerf, J. E., Spencer, R. M. C., Zelaznik, H. N., & Ivry, R. B. (2007). Timing of rhythmic movements in patients with cerebellar degeneration. Cerebellum, 6, 221-231.

Zelaznik, H. N., & Harper, W. A. (2007). Skill and physical activity: A central dogma for kinesiology. Quest, 59, 163-169.

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