Written by Jillian Murray The project Convergence (Artistic Director, Dr. Aston K. McCullough) took place from September 2022 to February 2023, fusing together elements of live musicians, filming, and Five College faculty and dancers collaborating to create an artistic piece representative of the findings of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Research Lab, Laboratory […]
Written by Jillian Murray Edited by Aston K. McCullough, Ph.D. & Kiley M. Baker, M.Sc. Laboratory for the Scientific Study of Dance (LAB:SYNC) and the Dance Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently hosted the 2023 Dance Science Symposium (DSS) in April. This year, LAB:SYNC was delighted to welcome Edna Orozco, MA (Cenda University […]
The University of Massachusetts Amherst featured LAB:SYNC Director, Dr. Aston K. McCullough, in an article about his recent presentation at the 2022 National Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities conference. Read the full article here.
This fall, the dance science community published a number of ground-breaking new studies, with 24 articles on dance, science, health and technology featured on gravity! Alfiero, C. J., Brown, A. F., Chun, Y., Holmes, A., & Bailey, J. P. (2022). The Effect of Foot Position and Lean Mass on Jumping and Landing Mechanics in Collegiate Dancers. […]
Laboratory for the Scientific Study of Dance (LAB:SYNC), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Research Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is currently developing and validating sensor-based methods for quantifying dance exposures in adults and testing relationships between multiple health outcomes and self-reported lifetime dance exposures in a clinical trial called the METRIC […]
The MathWorks Inc. featured LAB:SYNC director, Dr. Aston K. McCullough, in a user story published on their website. The article focuses on interactive computer vision and sensor data analysis applications developed by McCullough using MATLAB. Read the full article on the MathWorks website.
As a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Research Lab, Laboratory for the Scientific Study of Dance (LAB:SYNC) is currently developing methods for quantifying dance exposures in adults 18-85 years old. Later this year, LAB:SYNC will be releasing three specific applications for quantifying dance exposures using sensors. The applications allow researchers the ability to calibrate […]
The Dance Science Symposium 2023 will be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on the 22nd of April 2023. To be considered as a featured presenter at next year’s symposium, submit your research abstract today! Abstract submissions will be accepted through December 22nd, 2022 at 11:59pm ET. To submit your DSS 2023 research abstract, […]
LAB:SYNC is excited to have the following new team members as part of our group at UMass Amherst: Dr. Jared Ramer (Postdoctoral Research Associate) Dr. Jared Ramer is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago where he earned his master’s and PhD in Kinesiology and Nutrition. During that time he was also head […]
Laboratory for the Scientific Study of Dance celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of current team members and laboratory alumni. Emily Loane (Undergraduate Research Assistant) Laboratory for the Scientific Study of Dance (LAB:SYNC) congratulates Research Assistant Emily Loane, who is the recipient of an award from the United Association Scholarship Fund for outstanding personal achievement, academic standing, […]