Qin Lai

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor
af5531@wayne.edu

Phone

313-577-4246

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1998
  • M.Ed., Beijing Sport University, 1991
  • B.S., Beijing Sport University, 1985

Responsibilities

Kinesiology / Exercise and Sports Science

Office Hours

Office Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 2:00 - 3:30 pm; Thursday: 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Office Location

0010 Old Main

Courses taught

  • Motor control courses

Area of Expertise

  • Motor skill learning
  • Balance and postural control
  • Motor neuroscience
  • Sport training

Presentations

  •  Interlimb transfer of force production task: Independent of hand preference
    Panayiotou, D., Kovacs, A., & *Lai, Q.* 6 2007 the annual convention of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Baltimore, MD
  • Effects of summary knowledge of results and error estimation in motor learning: An EMG study.
    Liggins, T., Li, Y., Stephens, L., & *Lai, Q.* 6 2007 the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA
  • Effects of varying levels of stress on balance acquisition
    Benedict, R., & *Lai, Q.* 6 2007 the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA
  • Interlimb transfer: Effector independence and effector specificity
    *Lai, Q.*, Panayiotou, D., & Kovacs, A. 6 2007 the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA
  • Optimizing Motor Skill Acquisition, Retention, and Transfer
    *Lai, Q.* 6 2007 International Sport Science Conference, Shandong University, China
  • Physical fitness in relation to self-reported fitness, health and body image
    *Lai, Q.*, Zhang, H., Chen, Y., & Yi, H. 8 2008 2008 Olympic Science Convention: International Convention on Science, Education, and Medicine in Sport, Guangzhou, China
  • Effects of age and BMI on dynamic balance acquisition
    Benedict, R.J., & *Lai, Q.* 6 2011 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT
  • External attentional focus enhances kicking accuracy and intra-limb coordination in professional soccer players
    Huang, Z.H., Li, G.F., *Lai, Q.*, & Gao. X. 6 2011 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT
  • Practice variability effect depends on learners' experience
    Li, GF., *Lai, Q.*, & Huang, ZH. 6 2011 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT
  • Gender, physical fitness, and body image in Chinese college students: A longitudinal study
    Zhang, HH. & *Lai, Q.* 6 2011 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT
  • A research on motor function deficits in the lower extremities of the female elderly
    Li, ZT., Luo, DM., & *Lai, Q.* 11 2010 the scientific conference of 2010 Asian Games, Guangzhou, China
  • Neuromuscular activity of the lower extremities and fall in Chinese female elderly
    Li, Z., Luo, D., Zhang, Y., & *Lai, Q.* 6 2010 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Tucson, AZ
  • Static balance tests in relation to fall risk index and fall history in the female elderly
    Li, Z., *Lai, Q.*, Luo, D., & Zhang, Y. 6 2010 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Tucson, AZ
  • Sensory-motor functions and strength in relation to fall among the female elderly
    Li, Z., *Lai, Q.*, Luo, D., & Zhang, Y. 5 2010 the annual conference of American College of Sport Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Predictability of anthropometric factors on two balance tests in children
    Benedict, R.J., *Lai, Q.*, Engels, H.J., Li, G., & Yu, H. 5 2010 the annual conference of American College of Sport Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Body composition and physical fitness in relation to body image
    Zhang, H., Chen, Y., & *Lai, Q.* 6 2009 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Austin, TX
  • Place kicking kinematics following static and dynamic stretching warm-ups in female high school varsity soccer
    Pius, R., White, R.L., *Lai, Q.*, & Engels, H-J. 5 2009 the annual conference of American College of Sport Medicine, Seattle, WA
  • Comparison of selected warm-up procedures in young female soccer players
    Engels, H-J., White, R.L., & *Lai, Q.* 4 2009 the annual convention of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Tampa, FL
  • Effects of anthropometric factors on balance acquisition among youths
    Benedict, R., *Lai, Q.*, Erbaugh, S.J., Li, G., & Yu, H. 6 2009 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Austin, TX
  • In search of relationship between BMI classification and balance acquisition
    Benedict, R., *Lai, Q.*, Engels, H-J., & Erbaugh, S.J. 4 2009 the annual convention of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Tampa, FL
  • International Initiative of education and research in Kinesiology
    *Lai, Q.*, & Erbaugh, S.J. 4 2009 the annual convention of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Tampa, FL.
  • Effects of augmented feedback on feed-forward control in balance acquisition
    *Lai, Q.*, Benedict, R., Zhang, H., & Erbaugh, S.J. 8 2008 2008 Olympic Science Convention: Science, Education, and Medicine in Sport, Guangzhou, China

 

Publications

  •  Effects of augmented feedback on feed-forward control in balance acquisition
    *Lai, Q.*, Benedict, R., Zhang, H., & Erbaugh, S.J. 2008 Proceedings of 2008 Olympic Science Congress. Beijing: People's Sports
  • Body image and body composition of college students in different genders and majors
    Zhang, H., *Lai, Q.*, Li, X., & Zhao, H. 5 2011 Journal of Beijing Sport University
  • Spacing practice sessions across days benefits the learning of motor skills
    Shea, C.H., *Lai, Q.*, Black, C., & Park, J. 2000 Human Movement Science 19
  • Optimizing generalized motor program and parameter learning
    *Lai, Q.*, Shea, C.H., Wulf, G., & Wright, D.L. 2000 Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 71
  • Effects of modeled auditory information on a sequential timing task
    *Lai, Q.*, Shea, C.H., & Little, M. 2000 Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 71
  • Long-term neuroprotective effect of inhibiting poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase in rats with middle cerebral artery occlusion using a behavioral assessment.
    Ding, Y., Zhou, Y., *Lai, Q.*, Li, J., Gordon, V., & Diaz, F. G. 2001 Brain Research 915
  • Consistent and variable practice conditions: Effects on relative and absolute timing
    Shea, C.H., *Lai, Q.*, Wright, D.L., Immink, M., & Black, C. 2001 Journal of Motor Behavior 33
  • Impaired motor learning in children with hydrocephalus
    Ding, Y., *Lai, Q.*, McAllister, J.P., & Canady, A.I. 2001 Pediatric Neurosurgery 34
  • Impaired motor activity and motor learning function in rat with middle cerebral artery occlusion
    Ding, Y., Zhou, Y., *Lai, Q.*, Li, J., Park, H., Diaz, F.G. 2002 Behavioural Brain Research 132
  • Functional improvement after motor training is correlated with synaptic plasticity in rat thalamus
    Ding, Y., Li, J., *Lai, Q.*, Azam, S., Rafols, J.A., & Diaz, F.G. 2002 Neurological Research 24
  • Auditory model enhances relative timing learning.
    *Lai, Q.*, Shea, C.H., Bruechert, L.R., & Little, M. 2002 Journal of Motor Behavior 34
  • Student physical activity patterns: Grade, gender, and activity influences
    Kulinna, P.H., Martin, J., *Lai, Q.*, Kliber, A., & Reed, B. 2003 Journal of Teaching in Physical Education 22
  • Reduced knowledge of results enhances error detection
    Bruechert, L., *Lai, Q.*, & Shea, C.H. 2003 . Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 74
  • Motor balance and coordination training enhances functional outcome in rat with transient middle cerebral artery occlusion
    Ding, Y.C., Li,, J., *Lai, Q.*, Rafols, J.A., Luan, X., Clark, J., & Diaz, F.G. 2004 Neuroscience 123
  • Increased astrocyte proliferation in rats after running exercise
    Li, H., Ding, Y.H., Rafols, J.A., *Lai, Q.*, McAllister, J.D., Ding, Y.C. 2005 Neuroscience Letters 386
  • Exercise preconditioning reduces brain damage and inhibits TNF-alpha receptor expression after hypoxia/reoxygenation: An in vivo and in vitro study
    Ding, Y.H., Mrizek, M., *Lai, Q.*, Wu, Y., Reyes, R., Li, J., Davis, W.W., & Ding, Y.C. 2006 Current Neurovascular Research 3
  • Blood brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction associated with increased expression of tissue and urokinase plasminogen activators following peripheral thermal injury
    Patel, T.H., Spague, S. *Lai, Q.*, Jimenez, D.F., Barone, S.M., & Ding, Y. 2008 Neuroscience Letters 444
  • A descriptive analysis of physical activity behaviors of health and kinesiology professionals around a metropolitan area
    Keating, X., Larson, A.A., *Lai, Q.*, & Guan, J.M. 2007 Journal of Research for International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance, 2
  • Implicit motor learning enhances retention in a dual task
    *Lai, Q.*, Benedict, R.J., Keating, X., & Kovcs, A. 2009 . Journal of Tianjin University of Sport 24
  • Exercise pre-conditioning reduces brain inflammation in stroke via tumor necrosis factor-alpha, extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity
    Curry, A., Guo, MA., Patel, R., Liebelt, B., Sprague, S., *Lai, Q.*, Zwageman, N., Cao, FX., Jimenez, D., & Ding, YC. 2010 Neurological Research 32
  • Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) expression and extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) activation in exercise-reduced neuronal apotosis after stroke
    Chaudhry, K., Rogers, R., Guo, M., *Lai, Q.*, Goel, G., Liebelt, B., Ji, XM., Curry, A., Carranza, A., Jimenez, DF., & Ding, YC. 2010 Neuroscience Letters 474

 

Research Description

Motor skill learning
Balance and postural control
Motor neuroscience
Sport training

Neuromuscular adapations in potural control
Feedback and practice conditions on optimizing motor learning
Physical activity participation

Affiliated Departments