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Alaa Abdalla Ahmed

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
DepartmentIntegrative Physiology
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-1596-342X Additional info

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    R01NS096083     (AHMED, ALAA A.)Apr 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2022
    Effort, reward and vigor in decision making and movement control
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Shadmehr R, Reppert TR, Summerside EM, Yoon T, Ahmed AA. Movement Vigor as a Reflection of Subjective Economic Utility. Trends Neurosci. 2019 Mar 13. PMID: 30878152.
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    2. Hamilton LD, Mazzo MR, Petrigna L, Ahmed AA, Enoka RM. Poor estimates of motor variability are associated with longer grooved pegboard times for middle-aged and older adults. J Neurophysiol. 2019 Feb 01; 121(2):588-601. PMID: 30540504.
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    3. Yoon T, Geary RB, Ahmed AA, Shadmehr R. Control of movement vigor and decision making during foraging. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 10 30; 115(44):E10476-E10485. PMID: 30322938.
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    4. Summerside EM, Kram R, Ahmed AA. Contributions of metabolic and temporal costs to human gait selection. J R Soc Interface. 2018 Jun; 15(143). PMID: 29925582.
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    5. Summerside EM, Shadmehr R, Ahmed AA. Vigor of reaching movements: reward discounts the cost of effort. J Neurophysiol. 2018 Jun 01; 119(6):2347-2357. PMID: 29537911.
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    6. Pienciak-Siewert A, Horan DP, Ahmed AA. Trial-to-trial adaptation in control of arm reaching and standing posture. J Neurophysiol. 2016 12 01; 116(6):2936-2949. PMID: 27683888.
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    7. Shadmehr R, Huang HJ, Ahmed AA. A Representation of Effort in Decision-Making and Motor Control. Curr Biol. 2016 07 25; 26(14):1929-34. PMID: 27374338.
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    8. O'Brien MK, Ahmed AA. Rationality in Human Movement. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2016 Jan; 44(1):20-8. PMID: 26509481.
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    9. O'Brien MK, Ahmed AA. Threat affects risk preferences in movement decision making. Front Behav Neurosci. 2015; 9:150. PMID: 26106311; PMCID: PMC4460527.
    10. Nikooyan AA, Ahmed AA. Reward feedback accelerates motor learning. J Neurophysiol. 2015 Jan 15; 113(2):633-46. PMID: 25355957.
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    11. Huang HJ, Ahmed AA. Reductions in muscle coactivation and metabolic cost during visuomotor adaptation. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Nov 01; 112(9):2264-74. PMID: 25098963.
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    12. O'Brien MK, Ahmed AA. Take a stand on your decisions, or take a sit: posture does not affect risk preferences in an economic task. PeerJ. 2014; 2:e475. PMID: 25083345; PMCID: PMC4106193.
    13. Pienciak-Siewert A, Barletta AJ, Ahmed AA. Transfer of postural adaptation depends on context of prior exposure. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Apr; 111(7):1466-78. PMID: 24371293.
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    14. Wilder MH, Jones M, Ahmed AA, Curran T, Mozer MC. The persistent impact of incidental experience. Psychon Bull Rev. 2013 Dec; 20(6):1221-31. PMID: 23430793.
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    15. Huang HJ, Ahmed AA. Older adults learn less, but still reduce metabolic cost, during motor adaptation. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Jan; 111(1):135-44. PMID: 24133222; PMCID: PMC3921372.
    16. Trent MC, Ahmed AA. Learning from the value of your mistakes: evidence for a risk-sensitive process in movement adaptation. Front Comput Neurosci. 2013; 7:118. PMID: 23986693; PMCID: PMC3750521.
    17. O'Brien MK, Ahmed AA. Does risk-sensitivity transfer across movements? J Neurophysiol. 2013 Apr; 109(7):1866-75. PMID: 23324319; PMCID: PMC4073925.
    18. Berniker M, O'Brien MK, Kording KP, Ahmed AA. An examination of the generalizability of motor costs. PLoS One. 2013; 8(1):e53759. PMID: 23341994; PMCID: PMC3544858.
    19. Huang HJ, Kram R, Ahmed AA. Reduction of metabolic cost during motor learning of arm reaching dynamics. J Neurosci. 2012 Feb 08; 32(6):2182-90. PMID: 22323730; PMCID: PMC3865509.
    20. Manista GC, Ahmed AA. Stability limits modulate whole-body motor learning. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Apr; 107(7):1952-61. PMID: 22236715.
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    21. Huang HJ, Ahmed AA. Tradeoff between stability and maneuverability during whole-body movements. PLoS One. 2011; 6(7):e21815. PMID: 21779336; PMCID: PMC3136469.
    22. Ahmed AA, Wolpert DM. Transfer of dynamic learning across postures. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Nov; 102(5):2816-24. PMID: 19710374; PMCID: PMC2777835.
    23. Ahmed AA, Wolpert DM, Flanagan JR. Flexible representations of dynamics are used in object manipulation. Curr Biol. 2008 May 20; 18(10):763-768. PMID: 18485709; PMCID: PMC2387196.
    24. Ahmed AA, Ashton-Miller JA. On use of a nominal internal model to detect a loss of balance in a maximal forward reach. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Mar; 97(3):2439-47. PMID: 17251372.
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    25. Ahmed AA, Ashton-Miller JA. Effect of age on detecting a loss of balance in a seated whole-body balancing task. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2005 Oct; 20(8):767-75. PMID: 15979218.
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