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Michael Carter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. Michael and his MSc and PhD students, are investigating the cognitive, computational, and neural underpinnings of skilled behaviour. Their research focuses on questions related to motor interactions between human-to-human and human-to-robot partners, the neuroeconomics of action control, the impact of feedback on skill acquisition, and forgetting as an adaptive feature of the brain when learning. Michael’s research interests in aging focus on how skilled behaviour changes across the lifespan, in health and with the introduction of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Inspired by the current replication crisis in science, his lab also uses metascience and state-of-the-art statistical techniques to evaluate current research practices in kinesiology and related areas. Michael and his lab are committed to open science practices in an effort to promote the reproducibility and replicability of their research.


  • PhD, Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa
  • MSc, Kinesiology, Brock University 
  • BPhEd, Kinesiology, Brock University 
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