The Human Performance Optimization Laboratory (Opti Lab) is an applied human neuroscience lab researching innovative approaches for accelerating learning and remediating deficits. We are involved in numerous research studies that transcend clinical, athletic and military domains to investigate approaches to optimize human performance while also shedding light on the neural mechanisms underlying learning and expertise.
Research in the Opti Lab addresses neurocognitive processes that underlie human learning and techniques that can be used to accelerate skill acquisition. Our research spans basic, applied and clinical sciences with a focus on the neural mechanisms of visual information processing and precision sensorimotor control. As a core lab in the Brain Stimulation Division of Duke Psychiatry our research features a number of noninvasive brain stimulation approaches
Latest Sports Vision Related Publications: For a full list of articles please visit OPTIab
Wang, W-C., DeLang, M.D., Vittetoe, K., Ramger, B. & Appelbaum, L.G. (2018) Laterality Preferences in Athletes: Insights from a Database of 1770 Male Athletes. American Journal of Sports Science; 6(1): 20-25.
Burris, K., Vittetoe, K., Ramger, B., Suresh, S., Tokdar, S.T., Reiter, J.P. & Appelbaum, L.G. (2018) Sensorimotor abilities predict on-field performance in professional baseball. Nature Scientific Reports. 8(116).
Klemish, D., Ramger, B., Vittetoe, K., Reiter, J.P., Tokdar, S. & Appelbaum, L.G (2018). Visual Abilities Distinguish Pitchers from Hitters in Professional Baseball. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(2).
Appelbaum, L.G. & Erickson, G. (2016). Sports Vision Training: a review of the state-of-the-art in digital training techniques. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Published online Dec 21, 2016.
Appelbaum, L.G., Lu, Y., Khanna, R., & Detwiler, K.R. (2016 ePub). The effects of sports vision training on sensorimotor abilities in collegiate softball athletes. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care.
Krasich, K., Ramger, B., Holton, L., Wang, L., Mitroff, S.R., & Appelbaum, L.G. (2016). Perceptual and visual-motor learning in a computerized training battery. Journal of Motor Behavior. 48(5).