Motor Coordination Lab

The Motor Coordination Laboratory is designed for the study of neurophysiological and biomechanical factors in rat motor control. The laboratory is equipped with a variety of equipments such as rotarod, beam walking and a new designed apparatus. The rotarod test is used to assess motor coordination and balance in rodents. Rats have to keep their balance on a rotating rod. It measures the time (latency) which takes the rat to fall off the rod rotating at different speeds or under continuous acceleration (e.g. from 4 to 40rpm). We have designed a new apparatus for the study of motor Coordination in rat considering:

  • Comparison of beam walking with and without our new designed apparatus to measure the fine motor control
  • Testing the new designed apparatus for motor skills memory


M. Jarrahi, Ph.D., Assistant Prof. in Neuroscience