Eastern Michigan University
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Jin Bo

Associate Professor

301M Science Complex




Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, Ph.D

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Bo had worked as a pediatrician in China. Her earlier clinical experience with children initiated her research interest in understanding the underlying mechanisms of children with sensorimotor coordination difficulties. She received her doctorate and master’s degrees at University of Maryland, College Park. During her doctoral training, Dr. Bo also worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University. After graduation, Dr. Bo went on for postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan before being hired by Eastern Michigan University.

Dr. Bo’s research focuses on the behavioral and neural mechanisms of age-related differences in individuals with cognitive and motor difficulties, such as children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and older adults with mild cognitive impairments. Current projects examine different approaches to facilitate learning in these populations.

Selected Publications

Bo, J., Colbert, A., Lee, C.M., Schaffert, J. Oswald, K. & Neill, R. (2014). Examining the relationship between motor assessments and handwriting consistency in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 35, 2035-2043.

Bo, J., Lee C.M., Kwak, Y., Peltier, S.J., Bernard, J., Buschkuehl, M., Jaeggi, S., Wiggin, J.L., Jonides, J., Monk, C. & Seidler, R.D (2014). Lifespan differences in cortico-striatal resting state connectivity. Brain Connectivity, 4, 166-180.

Bo, J. Barta, J., Ferencak, H.F., Comstock, S.E., Riley, V.R., Krueger, J., Marsh, J.J., Wall, C., & McQueen, L. (in press). Developmental characteristics of cursive and printed letters in children. Journal of Motor Learning and Development.

Bo, J., Lee, C.M. (2013). Motor skill learning in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 34, 2047-2055.

Bo, J., Jennett, S & Seidler, R.D. (2012). Age related differences on the correlation between working memory and implicit sequence learning. Experimental Brain Research. 221, 467-477.

Seidler, R.D., Bo, J. & Anguera, J. (2012). Neurocognitive contributions to motor skill learning: the role of working memory. Journal of Motor Behavior. 44, 445-453.

Bo, J., Peltier, S.J, Noll, D.L & Seidler, R.D. (2011). Age differences in symbolic representation of motor sequence learning. Neuroscience Letters.504, 68-72.

Bo, J., Jennett, S & Seidler, R.D. (2011). Working memory correlates with implicit performance on SRT. Experimental Brain Research. 214, 73-81.

Fling, W.F., Chapekis, M., Reuter-Lorenz, P.A., Anguera, J., Bo, J., Langan, J., Welsh, R.C. & Seidler, R.D. (2011). Age differences in callosal contributions to cognitive processes. Neuropsychologia. 49, 2564-2569.

Fling, W.F., Peltier, S.J., Bo, J., Welsh, R.C. & Seidler, R.D. (2011). Age Differences in Interhemispheric Interactions: Callosal Structure, Physiological Function, and Behavior. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 21, 5-38.

Bo, J., Peltier, S.J,, Noll, D.L & Seidler, R.D. (2011). Symbolic representations in motor sequence learning. Neuroimage. 54, 417-26

Langan, J., Peltier, S.J., Bo, J. Seidler, R.D. (2010). Age-related changes in functional connectivity of the motor system and functional implication. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 4, 1-11.

Bo, J. & Seidler, R.D. (2010). Spatial and symbolic sequence learning in young and older adults. Experimental Brain Research, 201, 837-851.


Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Members:  Chi-Mei Lee (Clinical Doctoral Program), Alison Colbert (Clinical Doctoral Program), Kaitlin Oswald (Clinical Doctoral Program), Rebecca Neil (Experimental Master Program), Rebecca Campbell (Experimental Master Program).

Graduated Lab member: Jeffrey Schaffert (Clinical Master Program)

Overview: Research in the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory combines both clinical and neuroscience approaches to examine symptomologies of a range of clinical population, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairments. Our emphasis is on understanding cognitive contributions to visuomotor adaptation and sequence learning and examining cognitive approaches to enhance learning. In addition, we study the relationships between neuropsychological assessments in both clinical and experimental settings. We will explore possible intervention programs to improve symptoms of individuals with cognitive and motor impairments.

Courses Taught

301W Experimental Design
635 Cognitive Neuroscience

Contact and Relevant Information

Neuroscience Lab: 352C & D Science Complex

Faculty Resources

The Psychology Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344