Jin Bo, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, Ph.D
301M Science Complex
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.
301W Experimental Design
635 Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr. Bo’s research is focused on the behavioral and neural mechanisms of age-related changes in motor skill
learning using cognitive neuroscience approach. Especially, how the age-related changes in brain function affect
Currently, there are two major lines of research in Dr. Bo’s lab. One is to understand the
role of cognitive functions on motor skill learning in older adults using both behavioral and neuroimaging approaches.
The other is to study the underlying mechanisms of motor development in children with and without Developmental
If you are interested in being involved in these research studies, please feel free to email Dr. Bo: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bo, J. & Seidler, R.D. (in press). Spatial and symbolic sequence learning in young and older adults.
Experimental Brain Research.
Bo, J. & Seidler, R.D. (2009). Age-related declines in visuospatial working memory correlate with deficits in
explicit motor sequence learning. Journal of Neurophysiology, 102, 2744-2754.
Bo, J. & Seidler, R.D. (2009). Visuospatial working memory capacity predicts the organization of acquired
explicit motor sequences. Journal of Neurophysiology, 101, 3116-3125.
Bo, J., Block, H., Clark, J. E., & Bastian, A. J. (2008). A Cerebellar deficit in sensorimotor prediction explains
movement timing variability. Journal of Neurophysiology, 100, 2825-2832.
Bo, J., Bastian, A. J., Kagerer, F. A., Contreras-Vidal, J. L., & Clark, J. E. (2008). Temporal variability in
children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Neuroscience Letters, 431, 215-220.
Bo, J., Bastian, A. J., Contreras-Vidal, J. L., Kagerer, F. A., & Clark, J. E. (2008). Continuous and
discontinuous circle and line drawing: high temporal variability exists only in discontinuous circling in young
children. Journal of Motor Behavior, 40, 391-399.
Fling, B., Bernard, J., Bo, J. & Langan, J. (2008). Corpus callosum and bimanual coordination in multiple
sclerosis. Journal of Neuroscience. 28(29):7248-7249.
Bo, J., Contreras-Vidal, J. L., Kagerer, F. A., & Clark, J. E. (2006). Effects of increased complexity of
visuo-motor transformations on children’s arm movements. Human Movement Science, 25, 553-567.
Kagerer, F. A., Contreras-Vidal, J. L., Bo, J., & Clark, J. E. (2006). Abrupt, but not gradual visuomotor distortion
facilitates adaptation in children with developmental coordination disorder. Human Movement Science, 25, 622-633.
Contreras-Vidal, J. L., Bo, J., Boudreau, P., & Clark, J. E. (2005). Development of visuomotor representation for hand
movement in children. Experimental Brain Research, 162, 155-164.
Kagerer, F. A., Bo, J., Contreras-Vidal, J. L., & Clark, J. E. (2004). Visuomotor adaptation in children with
Developmental Coordination Disorder. Motor Control, 8, 450-460.
Bo, J. & Clark, J. E. (2008). Fine motor skill development in infants and children. In G.Payne & P. Geng
(Eds.), Introduction to Human Movement Development. 1st ed., Beijing: People’s Education Press.
Bo, J., Langan, J., & Seidler, R. D. (2008). Cognitive Neuroscience of Skill Acquisition, invited chapter for
Parallels in Learning and Memory, S. de Belle, B. Etnyre, T. Polk & A. Benjamin, Eds.