Dr. Christopher Aiken

Christopher AikenAssistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology & Dance

New Mexico State University
PO Box 30001, MSC 3M
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Phone: (575) 646-xxxx
E-mail: aiken@nmsu.edu

Expertise in Integrative Physiology and Health Science. Specialize in practice manipulations that facilitate the learning or re-learning of a motor skill. Primary research interests include the effects of physical and cognitive stress on motor performance and learning, the transfer of motor skills from one effector to another, and learner-controlled feedback manipulations.
 

Educational Background:

  • BA in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), 2007
  • MS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior from the University of Tennessee, 2011
  • PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Motor Control and Learning from Louisiana State University (LSU), 2015

Signature course(s): Motor Control and Learning

Recent publications:

Post, P. G., Aiken, C. A., Laughlin, D. D., & Fairbrother, J. T. (2016). Self-control over combined video feedback and modeling facilitates motor learning. Human Movement Science, 47, 49-59.

Aiken, C. A., Pan, Z., & Van Gemmert, A. W. A. (2015). Limb dominance and its effects on the benefits of intralimb transfer of learning a visuo-motor aiming task. Journal of Motor Behavior, 47, 509-521.

Aiken, C. A., Fairbrother, J. T., & Post, P. G. (2012). The effects of self-controlled video feedback on the learning of the basketball set shot. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 1-8.

Recent presentations:

Aiken, C. A., Becker, K. A., Lee, A., Post, P. G., & Van Gemmert, A. W. A. (2016). Performance on a choice-reaction time is not affected by physical stress in the form of high ambient temperature. Presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Montreal, CN. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 38, S.

Aiken, C. A., & Van Gemmert, A. W. A. (2016). The effects of two stress types on motor learning and practice specificity. Presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Montreal, CN. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 38, S.

Aiken, C. A., & Van Gemmert, A. W. A. (2015, June). Stress-related increases in effort does not facilitate motor learning. Presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Portland, OR. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 37, S.

Aiken, C. A., Moss, T., & Van Gemmert, A. W. A. (2016). Increases in cognitive effort diminishes the contextual interference effect. Presented at the annual meeting for Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL.

Aiken, C. A., Odom, S., & Van Gemmert, A. W. A. (2015, June). Stress and motor learning: Does the presentation of physical or cognitive stress influence motor skill acquisition? Presented at the 2015 International Graphonomics Society, Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Aiken, C. A., Pan, Z., & Van Gemmert, A. W. A. (2014, June). The limit of effector independence:Transfer of a motor skill does not occur when a two-step transformation is required. Presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Minneapolis, MN. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 36, S.

Post, P. G., Aiken, C. A., Fairbrother, J. T., & Laughlin, D. D. (2014, June). Split-screen video feedback with an expert model facilitates motor learning. Presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Minneapolis, MN. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 36, S.