Faculty Associates

Howard N. Zelaznik

Contact Information
Email: hnzelaz@purdue.edu
Office: LAMB 205 D Map
Phone: (765) 494-5601
Fax: (765) 496-1239
Homepage: Homepage
Professor of Health and Kinesiology
Associate Vice President for Research Compliance

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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

Selected Publications

Zelaznik, H. N., & Forney, L. A. (2016). Action-specific judgment, not perception: Fitts’ law performance is related to estimates of target width only when participants are given a performance score. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1-11. doi:10.3758/s13414-016- 1132-5

Lee, T. D., Wulf, G., Winstein, C. J., & Zelaznik, H. N. (2016). In Memoriam: Richard Allen Schmidt (1941-2015). Journal of Motor Behavior, 48(1), 1-4. doi:10.1080/00222895.2016.1124687

Chagdes, J. R., Huber, J. E., Saletta, M., Darling-White, M., Raman, A., Rietdyk, S., . . . Haddad, J. M. (2016). The relationship between intermittent limit cycles and postural instability associated with Parkinson's disease. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 5(1), 14-24. doi:10.1016/j.jshs.2016.01.005

Kim, H. E., Cai, F., Ryu, J. H., Haddad, J. M., & Zelaznik, H. N. (2015). Tennis match time Series do not exhibit long term correlations. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 46(6), 542-554. doi:10.7352/ijsp.2015.46.542Chagdes, J. R., Rietdyk, S., Haddad, J. M., Zelaznik, H. N., & Raman, A. (2013). Dynamic stability of a human standing on a balance board. Journal of Biomechanics, 46(15), 2593-2602. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.08.012

Zelaznik, H.N. (2014). The past and future of motor learning and control: What is the proper level of description and analysis? Kinesiology Review, 3, 38-44.

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 HN, Vaughn AJ, Green JT, Smith AL, Hoza B, Linnea K. (2012). Motor timing deficits in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder. Hum Mov Sci.;31(1):255-265.

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 BE, Zelaznik HN, Balasubramaniam R. (2012). The distinction between tapping and circle drawing with and without tactile feedback: an examination of the sources of timing variance. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove),;65(6):1086-1100.

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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