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Michael A. Riley

Title: Professor
Office: 4150C EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
Tel: 513-556-5544
Email: michael.riley@uc.edu
Web: http://homepages.uc.edu/~rileym/pmdlab/

Michael Riley studies human perceptual-motor behavior from the perspectives of complexity science and ecological psychology. He has taught many undergraduate and graduate courses including Research Methods in Perception & Action, History of Psychology, Human Factors, and Control and Coordination of Action. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation.

Education

  • Ph. D., University of Connecticut, 1999.
  • B.A., University of Louisiana-Monroe, 1994.

Research Information

Research Support

  • Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PIs: K. Shockley, M. Richardson, & R. Dale), Collaborative Research: Dynamics of Interpersonal Coordination and Embodied Communication, National Science Foundation, BCS-0926662, 2009-2013 ($418,808) .
  • Principal Investigator, Progress in Motor Control 2011, NIH/NINDS R13 (conference grant), $12001.
  • Co-Investigator (PI: G. Van Orden), DHB Collaborative: Lifespan Dynamics of Cognition and Action, National Science Foundation, SES-0728743, 2008-2012 ($650,920).
  • Senior Personnel (PI: R. Kallen), REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Complex Psychological Systems, National Science Foundation, 126314, 2012-2015 ($320,577).
  • (PI), Riley, Michael, Objective Markers of Postural Instability in Parkinson's Disease, Department of the Army. (W81XWH0410306/P00002), $115,214.00. 02/17/2004 to 10/07/2005. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Riley, Michael, Dynamics of Postural Control During Precision Manual Activity, National Science Foundation. (CMS-0432992), $292,997.00. 12/15/2004 to 11/30/2007. Status: Closed.
  • (Collaborator), Riley, Michael; Shockley, Kevin, Multi-Modal Heaviness Perception, National Science Foundation. (BCS - 0716319), $204,748.00. 09/01/2007 to 08/31/2010. Status: Closed.
  • (Collaborator), Kloos, Adelheid; Riley, Michael; Shockley, Kevin; Van Orden, Guy, DHB Collaborative: Lifespan Dynamics of Cognition and Action, National Science Foundation. (BCS-0728743), $543,367.00. 01/15/2008 to 12/31/2012. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Riley, Michael; Shockley, Kevin; Van Orden, Guy, MRI: Acquisition of Motion Capture and Eye Tracking Equipment to Enable Innovative Research on Joint Action, National Science Foundation. (BCS 0821241), $317,510.00. 09/01/2008 to 08/31/2009. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Riley, Michael, Acquisition of Motion Capture and Eye Tracking Equipment to Enable Innovative Research on Joint Actions, Ohio Board of Regents. (890), $68,038.00. 07/01/2008 to 08/31/2009. Status: Closed.
  • (Collaborator), Jayne, Bruce; Riley, Michael, Arboreal Snake Locomotion: A Model System for Studying Effects of Anatomical and Environmental Variation On Three-Dimensional Axial Movements, National Science Foundation. (IOS-0843197), $422,545.00. 04/15/2009 to 09/30/2013. Status: Active.
  • (Collaborator), Riley, Michael; Shockley, Kevin, Collaborative Research: Dynamics of Interpersonal Coordination and Embodied Communication, National Science Foundation. (BCS-0926662), $418,809.00. 09/01/2009 to 08/31/2013. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Richardson, Michael; Riley, Michael; Shockley, Kevin, Progress in Motor Control Conference 2011, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (R13 NS073205), $12,001.00. 02/01/2011 to 01/31/2012. Status: Closed.
  • (Collaborator), Holden, John; Holloway, Stacie; Howe, Steven; Jacquez, Farrah; Kallen, Rachel; Kloos, Adelheid; Mcleish, Alison; Richardson, Michael; Riley, Michael; Shear, Paula; Whitton, Sarah, REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Complex Psychological Systems, National Science Foundation. (SMA-1263142), $255,714.00. 02/15/2013 to 01/31/2016. Status: Active.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Weast, J. A., Riley, M. A., & Shockley, K. (2011). The influence of athletic experience and kinematic information on skill-relevant affordance perception. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 689-706.
  • Riley, M. A., Richardson, M. C., Shockley, K., & Ramenzoni, V. C. (2011). Interpersonal synergies. Frontiers in Psychology (Movement Science and Sports Psychology), 2. DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00038.
  • Riley, M. A., Kuznetsov, N., & Bonnette, S. (2011). State-, parameter-, and graph-dynamics: Constraints and the distillation of postural control systems. Science and Motricité, 74, 5-18.
  • Ramenzoni, V. C., Davis, T., Riley, M. A., Shockley, K., & Baker, A.A. (2011). Joint action in a cooperative precision task: Nested processes of intrapersonal and interpersonal coordination. Experimental Brain Research, 211, 447-457.
  • Kuznetsov, N. A., Shockley, K. D., Richardson, M. J., & Riley, M. A. (2011). Effect of precision aiming on respiration and the postural-respiratory synergy. Neuroscience Letters, 502, 13-17.
  • Kiefer, A. W., Riley, M. A., Shockley, K., Sitton, C. A., Hewett, T. A., Cummins-Sebree, S., & Haas, J. G. (2011). Multi-segmental postural coordination in professional ballet dancers. Gait & Posture, 34, 76-80.
  • Giveans, M. R., Yoshida, K., Bardy, B., Riley, M. A., & Stoffregen, T. A. (2011). Postural sway and the amplitude of horizontal eye movements. Ecological Psychology, 23, 247-266.
  • Kiefer, A. W., Ford, K. R., Paterno, Mark V., Schmitt, L. C., Myer, G. D., Riley, M. A., Shockley, K., & Hewett, T. E. (in press). Inter-segmental postural coordination measures differentiate athletes with ACL reconstruction from uninjured athletes. Gait & Posture.

    Athreya, D., Van Orden, G. C., & Riley, M. A. (2012). Feedback about isometric force production yields more random variations. Neuroscience Letters, 513, 37-41.

    Klein, M. I., Warm, J. S., Riley, M. A., Matthews, G., Doarn, C., Donovan, J. F., & Gaitonde, K. (2012). Mental workload and stress perceived by novice operators in the laparascopic and robotic minimally invasive surgery interfaces. Journal of Endourology, 26, 1089-1094.

    Kuznetsov, N., Bonnette, S., Gao, J., & Riley, M. A. (2012). Adaptive fractal analysis of center of pressure trajectories. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. DOI 10.1007/s10439-012-0646-9.

    Kuznetsov, N., & Riley, M. A. (2012). Effects of respiration on multi-joint control of center of mass position during upright stance. Journal of Motor Behavior, 44, 241-253.

    Olberding, J. P., Jayne, B. C., Athreya, D., & Riley, M. A. (2012). Surface shape affects the three-dimensional exploratory movements of nocturnal arboreal snakes. Journal of Comparative Physiology A.DOI: 10.1007/s00359-012-0761-y

    Ramenzoni, V. C., Riley, M. A., Shockley, K., & Baker, A. A. (2012). Interpersonal and intrapersonal coordinative modes for joint and individual task performance. Human Movement Science, 31, 1253-1267.

    Riley, M. A., & Holden, J. C. (2012). Dynamics of cognition. WIREs Cognitive Science, doi:10.1002/wcs.1200.

    Riley, M. A., Kuznetsov, N., Bonnette, S., & Gao, J. (2012). A tutorial introduction to adaptive fractal analysis. Frontiers in Fractal Physiology, 3:371. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2012.00371

    Riley, M. A., Mitra, S., Saunders, N., Kiefer, A. W., & Wallot, S. (2012). The interplay between posture control and memory for spatial locations. Experimental Brain Research, 217, 43-52.

    Riley, M. A., Shockley, K., & Van Orden, G. (2012). Learning from the body about the mind. Topics in Cognitive Sciences, 4, 21-34.



  • Kiefer, A.W., Kushner, A.M., Groene, J., Williams, C., Riley, M.A., & Myer, G.D. (2015). A commentary on real-time biofeedback to augment neuromuscular training for ACL injury prevention in adolescent athletes. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, 14, 1-8.

    Kuznetsov, N., Luberto, C., Avallone, K., McLeish, A., & Riley, M.A. (2015). Characteristics of postural control among young adults with asthma. Journal of Asthma, 52, 191-197. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2014.954290.

    Kuznetsov, N., & Riley, M.A. (2015). The role of task constraints in relating laboratory and clinical measures of balance. Gait & Posture, 42, 275-279.

    Paterno, M.V., Kiefer, A.W., Bonnette, S., Riley, M.A., Schmitt, L.C., Ford, K.R., Myer, G.D., Shockley, K., & Hewett, T.E. (2015). Prospectively identified deficits in sagittal plane hip-ankle coordination in female athletes who sustain a second anterior cruciate ligament injury after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and return to sport. Clinical Biomechanics, 30, 1094-1101.

    Quatman-Yates, K., Riley, M. A., Kurowski, B., Hugentobler, J., Mede, B., & Kiefer, A.W. (2015). Post-concussion postural sway variability changes in youth: The benefit of structural variability analyses. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 27, 316-327. (awarded journal's Best Paper for 2015)

    Romero, V., Kallen, R., Riley, M.A., & Richardson, M.J. (2015). Can discrete joint action be synergistic? Studying the stabilization of interpersonal hand coordination. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 41, 1223-1235.

    Schmit, J.M., Riley, M.A., Cummins-Sebree, S., Schmitt, L., & Shockley, K. (2015). Children with cerebral palsy effectively modulate postural control to perform a supra-postural task. Gait & Posture, 42, 49-53.

    Thomas, B.J., & Riley, M.A. (2015). The selection and usage of information for perceiving and remembering intended and unintended object properties. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 41, 807-815.

  • Quatman-Yates, C. C., Lee, A., Hugentobler, J. A., Kurowski, B., Myer, G., & Riley, M. A. (2013). Test-retest consistency of a postural sway complexity protocol for adolescent athletes. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.
    White, E. J., Shockley, K., & Riley, M. A. (2013). Multimodally specified energy expenditure and perceived distance. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
    Bonnette, S., Riley, M. A., & Verduijn, J. (2013). An alternative perspective on postural stability and variability. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 41, 73-74.
    Kiefer, A. W., Ford, K. R., Paterno, Mark V., Schmitt, L. C., Myer, G. D., Riley, M. A., Shockley, K., & Hewett, T. E. (2013). Inter-segmental postural coordination measures differentiate athletes with ACL reconstruction from uninjured athletes. Gait & Posture, 37, 149-153.
    Kiefer, A. W., Riley, M. A., Shockley, K., Sitton, C. A., Hewett, T. A., Cummins-Sebree, S., & Haas, J. G. (2013). Lower-limb proprioception is enhanced in professional ballet dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 17, 126-132.
    Zhu, Q., Shockley, K., Riley, M. A., Tolston, M. T., & Bingham, G. P. (2013). Felt heaviness is used to perceive the affordance for throwing but rotational inertia does not affect either. Experimental Brain Research, 224, 221-231.
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    Athreya, D., Davis, T. J., & Riley, M. A. (2014). Visual influences on postural and manual interpersonal coordination during a joint precision task. Experimental Brain Research, 232, 2741-2751.

    Jayne, B. C., Lehmkuhl, A. M., & Riley, M. A. (2014). Hit or miss: Branch structure affects perch choice, behaviour, distance and accuracy of brown tree snakes bridging gaps. Animal Behaviour, 88, 233-241.

    Kiefer, A. W., Wallot, S., Gresham, L. J., Kloos, H., Riley, M. A., Shockley, K., & Van Orden, G. (2014). Development of coordination in time estimation. Developmental Psychology, 50, 393-401.

    Kuznetsov, N., Luberto, C., Avallone, K., McLeish, A., & Riley, M.A. (in press). Characteristics of postural control among young adults with asthma. Journal of Asthma.

    Thomas, B.J., & Riley, M.A. (in press). Remembered affordances reflect the fundamentally action-relevant, context-specific nature of visual perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance.

    Tolston, M. T., Shockley, K., Riley, M. A., & Richardson, M. J. (2014). Movement constraints on interpersonal coordination and communication. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 40, 1891-1902.

    Washburn, A., DeMarco, M., de Vries, S., Ariyabuddhiphongs, K., Schmidt, R.C., Richardson, M.J., & Riley, M.A. (2014). Dancers entrain more effectively than non-dancers to another actor’s movements. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:800. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00800.

    Weast, J. A., Walton, A., Chandler, B. C., Shockley, K., & Riley, M. A. (2014). Essential kinematic information, athletic experience and affordance perception for others. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 823-829.

    Witt, J. K., & Riley, M. A. (2014). Getting to know your inner Gibson: Reconciling action-specific and ecological approaches. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 1353-1370.

Peer Reviewed Conference/Workshop Proceedings

  • Davis, T. J., & Riley, M. A. (2011). Affordance compatibility effects on the initiation of action selection. In E. P. Charles & L. J. Smart (Eds.), Studies in perception and action XI (pp. 132-136). New York: Taylor & Francis.
  • Cummins-Sebree, S., Kiefer, A. W., Weast, J. A., Riley, M. A., Shockley, K., & Haas, J. (2011). Postural expertise and development: A cross-sectional comparison of ballet dancers to non-dancers. In E. P. Charles & L. J. Smart (Eds.), Studies in perception and action XI (pp. 177-181). New York: Taylor & Francis.
  • Athreya, D. N., & Riley, M. A. (2011). Intentions, context, and constraint in isometric single-digit force production dynamics. In E. P. Charles & L. J. Smart (Eds.), Studies in perception and action XI (pp. 58-63). New York: Taylor & Francis.

Books

  • Richardson, M. J., Riley, M. A., & Shockley, K. (Eds.) (2013). Progress in motor control: Computational, neural, and dynamical approaches. New York: Springer.
  • Marwan, N., Webber, C. L., Jr., Riley, M. A., & Giuliani, A. (forthcoming). Translational recurrences: From mathematical theory to real-world applications. Springer.

Book Chapter


  • Tolston, M., Ariyabuddhiphongs, K., Riley, M. A., & Shockley, K. (2014). Cross-recurrence quantification analysis of the influence of coupling constraints on interpersonal coordination and communication. In N. Marwan, C.L. Webber, Jr., M. A. Riley, & A. Giuliani (Eds.), Translational recurrences: From mathematical theory to real-world applications (pp. 157-171). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.


  • Shockley, K., & Riley, M. A. (2015). Interpersonal couplings in human interactions. In C. L. Webber, Jr., & N. Marwan (Eds.), Recurrence Quantification Analysis: Theory and Best Practices (pp. 399-421). Springer.
     
  • Kuznetsov, N., Bonnette, S., & Riley, M. A. (2013). Nonlinear time series methods for analyzing behavioral sequences. In K. Davids, R. Hristovski, D. Araújo, N. B. Serre, C. Button, & P. Passos (Eds.), Complex Systems in Sport.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

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  • Kiefer, A., Walton, A., Kloos, H., Wallot, S., Haussman, A., & Riley, M.A. (2015). The return of the robot: Comparing measures of complexity to capture task constraints in kids.. 10th Guy Van Orden UConn Workshop on Cognition and Dynamics. Storrs, CT..
  • Riley, M.A., & Tolston, M. (2015). Conceptual recurrence analysis of team communication data.. 10th Guy Van Orden UConn Workshop on Cognition and Dynamics. Storrs, CT..
  • Quatman-Yates, C., Hugentobler, J., Janiszewski, B., & Riley, M.A. (2015). Cross-sectional comparisons of postural sway dynamics demonstrate potential as a biomarker for mTBI recovery.. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Riley, M.A., Bonnette, S., Kiefer, A.W., DiCesare, C., & Meyer, G. D. (2015). Perception-action based intervention to reduce ACL injury risk.. 18th International Conference on Perception and Action.
  • Riley, M.A. (2015). Dynamics of sensorimotor behavior: Concepts & methods.. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Thomas, B.J., & Riley, M.A. (2015). The polar planimeter in us all. 18th International Conference on Perception and Action.

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  • Cone, B.L., Kiefer, A.W., Rhea, C.K., Quatman-Yates, K., & Riley, M.A. (2015). Postural control development through early adulthood. 2015 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity.
  • Kiefer, A.W., DiCesare, C.A., Riley, M.A., & Myer, G.D. (2015). A preliminary analysis of functional reaction time assessment to identify the antifragile athlete American College of Sports Medicine 62nd Annual Meeting.

Colloquia

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Honors & Awards

  • Fellow of the Graduate School.
  • Summer Faculty Research Fellow. Air Force Research Laboratory/American Society for Engineering Education.

Experience & Service

Courses Taught

  • CAP Seminar
    CAP Seminar
    Term: 11A

  • CAP Seminar
    CAP Seminar
    Term: 11W

  • CAP Seminar
    CAP Seminar
    Term: 11S

  • 15-PSYC-252 HISTORY AND SYSTEMS
    Term: 11W

  • 15-PSYC-733 CORE PSYC: HIS&PHIL
    Term: 11S

  • 15-PSYC-402 COGNITION & PERFORM
    Term: 11A

  • 15-PSYC-945 TOP PERCEPT ACTION
    Term: 11A

  • 15-PSYC-402 COGNITION & PERFORM
    Term: 12FS

  • 15-PSYC-945 TOP PERCEPT ACTION
    Term: 12S

  • 15-PSYC-733 CORE PSYC: HIS&PHIL
    Term: 13SS

  • 7075 CAP Seminar
    Term: 13SS

  • 7075 CAP Seminar
    Term: 13FS

  • -PSYC-2030 SENSATION & PERCEPT
    Term: 13FS

  • -PSYC-2030 SENSATION & PERCEPT
    Term: 14SS

  • -PSYC-7075 CAP Seminar
    Term: 14SS

  • -PSYC-7075 CAP Seminar
    Term: 14FS

  • Control and Coordination of Action
    Control and Coordination of Action
    Level: Graduate
    Term: 15SS

  • -PSYC-7051 PROPOSAL WRITING
    Term: 15FS

  • CAP Seminar
    CAP Seminar
    Term: 15SS

  • CAP Seminar
    CAP Seminar
    Term: 15FS

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