B.Sc. [Kinesiology] (Simon Fraser University), M.Sc. [Human Biodynamics] (McMaster University), Ph.D. [Kinesiology] (Simon Fraser University)
Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
Research InterestsCoordination; Goal-directed movement; Motor control; Perception; Perceptual-motor behaviour
Dr. Chua focuses his research on how perceptions and sensations are involved in the preparation and execution of goal-directed movement. He investigates the interaction between parallel visual pathways involved in perception and action to examine how vision is used during goal-directed action. He also does electrophysiological studies on the preparation of goal-direction movement and response selection processes. In his work on perceptual-motor compatibility, Dr. Chua looks at the impact of stimulus-response organization on human information processing and performance. Furthermore, Dr. Chua studies perceptual-motor behaviour in people with Down syndrome (DS). He also examines the role of cognitive, neuromuscular, and biomechanical constraints in movement coordination.
Dr. Chua is an Associate Member at ICORD and a Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. He completed his B.Sc. in kinesiology at Simon Fraser University. He obtained his M.Sc. in human biodynamics at McMaster University, and returned to Simon Fraser University for his Ph.D. in kinesiology.
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- Murnaghan, CD, Carpenter, MG, Chua, R, Inglis, JT. 2017. Keeping still doesn't "make sense": examining a role for movement variability by stabilizing the arm during a postural control task.. J. Neurophysiol. doi: 10.1152/jn.01150.2015.
- Forgaard, CJ et al.. 2016. An examination of the startle response during upper limb stretch perturbations.. Neuroscience. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.09.010.
- Forgaard, CJ, Franks, IM, Maslovat, D, Chua, R. 2016. Perturbation Predictability Can Influence the Long-Latency Stretch Response.. PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163854.
- Blinch, J, de Cellio Martins, G, Chua, R. 2017. Effects of integrated feedback on discrete bimanual movements in choice reaction time.. Exp Brain Res. doi: 10.1007/s00221-016-4788-0.
- Maslovat, D, Chua, R, Franks, IM. 2017. Investigation of timing preparation during response initiation and execution using a startling acoustic stimulus.. Exp Brain Res. doi: 10.1007/s00221-016-4774-6.