Action Laboratory

Action Laboratory

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The Action Laboratory is the lab of Dr. Andrew Slifkin.

Andrew Slifkin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Cleveland State University.  His main area of research interest is human motor control.  In particular, he has studied control of manual aiming and force production, and how such control is regulated by visuomotor feedback processes.  Additional research interests include motor imagery, embodied cognition, and the use of time-series analysis and complexity indices to characterize motor-output variability.  Much of his research has used healthy younger adult participants, but other research has been based on rodent subjects, healthy older adults, and individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Recent Publications

  • Schultz, J. R., Slifkin, A. B., & Schearer, E. M. (2022). Controlling an effector with eye movements: The effect of entangled sensory and motor responsibilities. PLoS One, 17(2): e0263440
  • Slifkin, A. B., & Eder, J. R. (2020). Trajectory evolution and changes in the structure of movement amplitude time series. Human Movement Science, 71, 102617.
  • Thumser, Z. C., Slifkin, A. B., Beckler, D. T., & Marasco, P. D. (2018). Fitts’ law in the control of isometric grip force with naturalistic targets. Frontiers in Psychology, 9: 560.
  • Slifkin, A. B., & Eder, J. R. (2017). Degree of target utilization influences the location of movement endpoint distributions. Acta Psychologica, 174, 89-100.

2021-2022 Action Laboratory Students


  • Sophia Kyrkos
  • Brandon May


  • Grace Blatt
  • Allison Gyure
  • Marina Mediati
  • Sara Patrick
  • Daniel Venorsky

High School

  • Laya Raghav