Dan Blustein

Assistant Professor of Psychology
(901) 843-3963

Dr. Blustein is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Computational and Applied Neuroscience Lab. His research explores the way people use sensory information to plan and make movements. Dr. Blustein’s work is fueled by translational applications that focus on improving outcomes for upper limb amputees and those with other motor disorders. He is also passionately committed to communicating science to the general public and providing STEM educational experiences to historically underserved groups. 
 
Additional information: www.danblu.com

Selected Publications:

Blustein, D., Wilson, A., & Sensinger, J. (2018). Assessing the quality of supplementary sensory feedback using the crossmodal congruency task. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24560-3

Marasco, P., Hebert, J., Sensinger, J., Shell, C., Schofield, J., Thumser, Z., Nataraj, R., Beckler, D., Dawson, M., Blustein, D., Gill, S., Mensh, B., Granja-Vazquez, R., Newcomb, M., Carey, J. & Orzell, B. (2018). Illusory movement perception improves motor control for prosthetic hands. Science Translational Medicine. doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.aao6990

Blustein, D., & Sensinger, J. (2017). Validation of a constrained-time movement task for use in rehabilitation outcome measures. International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR). doi:10.1109/ICORR.2017.8009410

Blustein, D., & Anderson, R.C. (2016). Localization of octopus drill holes on cowries. American Malacological Bulletin. doi:10.4003/006.034.0101

Blustein, D., Rosenthal, N., & Ayers, J. (2013). Designing and implementing nervous system simulations on LEGO robots. Journal of Visualized Experiments. doi:10.3791/50519

Blustein, D., & Ayers, J. (2010). A conserved network for control of arthropod exteroceptive optical flow reflexes during locomotion. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15193-4_7

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of New Brunswick
Ph.D. Northeastern University
B.A. Kalamazoo College