Wendy E. Huddleston, PT, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

[Image] Wendy Huddleston

Pavilion, Room 361
Phone: (414) 229-3368
Fax: (414) 229-3366
huddlest@uwm.edu
http://www4.uwm.edu/visuomotor/

Department

Kinesiology

Education

  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany, 2006
  • Ph.D., Cell biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005
  • M.S., Motor Control / Biomechanics, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1997
  • B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, 1990


Speaker Topics

  • Visual Attention
  • Motor Attention
  • Orthopedics
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Interests & Expertise

A common scenario such as crossing a busy intersection vividly illustrates the complex series of events involved in successfully negotiating one's environment. One must encode and perceive sensory information from multiple modalities, attend to the most valid stimulus based on task demands, select the correct sensorimotor association, prepare the motor response and finally - act. Dr. Wendy Huddleston has studied various aspects of how humans select and process sensory information for movement preparation. Dr. Huddleston uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and psychophysical testing to address questions regarding the cortical mechanisms involved in motor selection during visually-guided goal-directed behavior. Specifically, she is currently developing protocols to measure both eye and hand movements within the MRI environment to correlate movement accuracy with variations in cortical activity.


Recent Publications

Peer reviewed publications

Huddleston, W. E., Keenan, K. G., & Ernest, B. E. (2013). Relations among attention, visual strategies, and force fluctuations during a pinch grip task with various feedback displays. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 117(3), 775-800.

Weinhandl, J. T., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Ebersole, K. T., Huddleston, W. E., Armstrong, B. S. R., & O’Connor,  K. M. (2013). Anticipatory effects on anterior cruciate ligament loading during sidestep cutting. Clinical Biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 28, 655-663.

Bazett-Jones, D. M., Cobb, S. C., Huddleston, W. E., O’Connor, K. M., Armstrong, B. S. R., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2013). Effect of patellofemoral pain on strength and mechanics following an exhaustive run. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 45(7), 1331-1339.

Huddleston, W. E., Alexandrowicz, M. S., Yufa, A., Knurr, C. R., Lytle, J. R., & Puissant, M. M. (2013). Attentional Resource Allocation During a Cued Saccade Task. Acta Psychologica, 144, 112-120.

Kotecki, K., Rolfing, J. M., Justman, M., Kern, R., Lorino, B. J., Sabourin, J., Volgman-Stevens, D. J., Weber, M. A., & Huddleston, W. E. (2013). Reliability of a standardized single-camera running gait analysis in active adults. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 43(1), A68.

Meixl, J., Burditt, A., Hayes, K. M., Litsheim, M. A., Schuster, C., VerVoort, K. M., & Huddleston, W. E. (2013). Low-level laser therapy reduces pain. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 43(1), A123.

McBeth, J. M., Earl, J. E., Cobb, S. C., & Huddleston, W. E. (2011). Hip muscle activity during three side-lying hip strengthening exercises in distance runners. Journal of Athletic Training, 47(1), 15-23.

King, P., Darragh, A. R., & Huddleston, W. E. (2009). Work-related musculoskeletal disorders and Injuries: Differences among older and younger occupational and physical therapists. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 19(3), 274-284 (DOI 10.1007/s10926-009-9184-1).

Aleksandrowicz, M. S., Yufa, A., & Huddleston, W. E. (2009). Identification of human parietal regions uniquely involved in motor attention using functional magnetic resonance imaging. 23rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research Proceedings, 646-651.

Yufa, A., Aleksandrowicz, M. S., & Huddleston, W. E. (2009). Dissociation of motor attention from visual attention mechanisms. 23rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research Proceedings, 616-623.

Huddleston, W. E., & Hoffman, K. L. (2008). Social cognition: LIP activity follows the leader. Current Biology, 18(8), R344-345.

Darragh, A. R., Huddleston, W. E., & King, P. (2008). Work-related musculoskeletal injuries and disorders among occupational and physical therapists. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63(3), 351-362.

Huddleston, W. E., Lewis, J. W., Phinney R. E., & DeYoe, E. A. (2008). Auditory and visual attention-based apparent motion share functional parallels yet operate independently. Perception & Psychophysics, 70(7), 1207-1216. PMID: 18927004.

Huddleston, W. E., & DeYoe, E. A. (2008). The representation of spatial attention in parietal cortex dynamically modulates according to performance, Cerebral Cortex, 18(6), 1272-1280.

Abstracts

Huddleston, W. E., & Kunowski, K. M. (2013). Response selection complexity affects quantity and quality of cortical activation patterns. Program 763.16, Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November (accepted).

Desai, R., & Huddleston, W. E. (2013). The influence of spatial cues on reaction time during a cued reaching task. Program 650.01, Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience meeting, San Diego, CA, November (accepted).

Kotecki, K., Rolfing, J., Justman, M., Kern, R., Lorino, B., Sabourin, J., Volgman-Stevens, D., Weber, M., & Huddleston, W. E. (2013). Reliability of a standardized single camera running gait analysis in active adults. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, January.

Meixl, J., Burditt, A., Hayes, K., Litsheim, M., Schuster, C., Ver Voort, K., & Huddleston, W. E. (2013). Low level laser therapy reduces pain. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, January.

Huddleston, W. E., George, K. R., Ebersole, K. T., Bazett-Jones, D. M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2012). Physical fatigue selectively affects motor planning but not visual perception components of a visuomotor task. Program number 594.11. Annual Society for Neuroscience meeting, Neuroscience Meeting Planner: New Orleans, LA, online.

Keenan, K. G., Huddleston, W. E., & Ernest, B. E. (2012). Relation between fluctuations in pinch-grip force magnitude and components of attention in older adults. Program 185.23. Annual Society for Neuroscience meeting, Neuroscience Meeting Planner: New Orleans, LA, online.

Ernest, B. E., Huddleston, W. E., & Keenan, K. G. (2012). Younger and older adults have different visual and motor attention capabilities. Program number 805.09. Annual Society for Neuroscience meeting, Neuroscience Meeting Planner: New Orleans, LA, online.

Lytle, J. R. (Advisor: Huddleston, W. E.). (2012). Process film: A Cinematic representation of visuomotor attention. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ogden Utah, March 2012

George, K. R. (advisors: Huddleston, W. E., Ebersole, K. T., & Earl-Boehm, J. E.). (2012). The effect of Aerobic fatigue on cognitive function. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ogden Utah, March 2012.

Ernest, B. E. (Advisors: Huddleston, W. E., & Keenan, K. G.). (2012). Younger and older adults have different visual and motor attention capabilities. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ogden Utah, March 2012.

Huddleston, W. E., Ernest, B. E., Puissant, M. M., & Keenan, K. G. (2011). Visual strategies differ among pursuit and compensatory feedback displays during graded pinch force tasks in young adults. Program 814.05. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Neuroscience Meeting Planner: Washington DC, online.

Kunowski, K., & Huddleston, W. E. (2011). Specifying the role of posterior parietal cortex in perceptual decision making. Program 724.07. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Neuroscience Meeting Planner: Washington DC, online.

Truebenbach, C. A., Earl-Boehm, J., Huddleston, W. E., Swartz, A., & O’Connor, K. M. (2011). Effects of a fatiguing run on lower extremity mechanics in female runners. American Society for biomechanics, Long Beach, CA, August.

Puissant, M., & Huddleston, W. E. (2010). Effect of varying stimulus-response mapping difficulty on reaching and saccade performance. Program 399.15 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Neuroscience Meeting Planner: San Diego, CA, online. (poster)

Huddleston, W. E., Lytle, J. R., Puissant, M., & Yufa, A. (2010). Attentional resource allocation among key components of a perceptual decision making task. Program 699.11, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Neuroscience Meeting Planner: San Diego, CA, online. (poster)

Huddleston, W. E., Tully, R. P., & Smith, J. C. (2009). Changes in neural oscillations of human parietal cortex during a visuospatial-attention task. Program 188.11. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, October.

Aleksandrowicz, M. S., Knurr, C. R., & Huddleston, W. E. (2009). Isolation of motor-intention-specific regions of posterior parietal cortex. Program 188.1. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, October.

Yufa, A., Knurr, C. R., & Huddleston, W. E. (2009). Behavioral dissociation of visual attention and motor intention. Program 280.8. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, October.

Huddleston, W. E., Aleksandrowicz, M. S., & Yufa, A. (2008). Effect of visual attentional load on saccade accuracy. 18th Annual Meeting of Neural Control of Movement, 2008, Naples, Florida, May.


Recent Funded Grants

Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin PIs: Wendy Huddleston, Na Jin Seo, Michelle Johnson and Brian Schmit 7/1/12 – 6/30/13 Title: “Role of tactile sensation on hand motor control and functional recovery after stroke – an fMRI study”

UW – Milwaukee Office of 21st Century Studies PIs: Wendy Huddleston and Luc Vanier 7/1/12 – 6/30/14 Title: “Intention and attention: Transmodernism and integration in human movement studies”

Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin PI: Wendy Huddleston 12/08 – 12/10 Title: “Cortical Contributions to Attention-mediated Visually Guided Behavior”


Honors & Awards

  • George, KR (advisors: Huddleston, WE, Ebersole, KT, and Earl-Boehm, JE). (2012).The effect of Aerobic fatigue on cognitive function. Tied for first place at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 2012
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Graduate School Research Fellow, 2009
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Student Travel Award, June 2004
  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping Student Travel Award, June 2004
  • Women in Neuroscience Eli Lilly / Pfizer Student Travel Award, November 2002

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association/Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association (1990 – 2004, 2006 – present)
  • Society for Neuroscience (2000 – present)
  • Center for Imaging Research, Medical College of Wisconsin (2006 – present)
  • Evidence-Based Practice Institute (2010 – present)