Jin Bo

A photo of Jin Bo


Psychology; Health Sciences; Neuroscience

301M Science Complex


[email protected]


  • Postdoc, Psychology/Kinesiology, University of Michigan, 2009
  • Ph.D., Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, University of Maryland, College Park, 2006
  • MA, Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2002
  • BM, Pediatrics, Shanghai Second Medical University, P. R. China, 1993

Interests and Expertise

My 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 (ASD), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Current projects examine different approaches to facilitate learning in these populations. Additionally, I am interested in the roles of motor skills in the neurocortical dynamics and clinical outcomes.


  • PSY200 Career in Psychology
  • PSY 205 Statistics
  • PSY 301W Experimental Design
  • NSCI I301 Introduction in Neuroscience
  • NSCI 420 and 440 Neuroscience Seminar I and II
  • PSY 433 Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSY 633 Cognitive Neuroscience

Publications and Presentations

  • Bo, J., Acluche, F., Lasutschinkow, P.C., Augustiniak, A., Ditchfield, N & Lajiness- O’Neill, R. (2022) Motor Networks in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review on EEG studies. Experimental Brain Research. 240(12):3073-3087. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-022-06483-8
  • Bo, J., Shen, B., Dong, L., Pang, Y., Xing, Y., Zhang, M., Xiang, Y., Lasutschinkow, P. & Li, D. (2022). Response time modulates the relationship between implicit learning and motor ability in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders – A preliminary study. Motor Control. 26(4):748-758. https://doi.org/10.1123/mc.2022-0035
  • Lee, C.M. & Bo, J (2021) Visuomotor Adaptation and its Relationship with Motor Ability in Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders. Human Movement Science. 78:102826https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2021.102826
  • Oswarld, K & Bo, J (2020) Motor functioning and associated cognitive outcomes in pediatric survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Child Neuropsychology. 26:5, 597-611, https://doi.org/10.1080/09297049.2019.1676406
  • Bo, J., Pang, Y., Dong, L., Xing, Y., Xiang, Y., Zhang, M., Wright, M. & Shen, B. (2019). Does social functioning moderate the motor outcomes of a physical activity program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders – A pilot study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 49:415–421 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3717-4
  • Oswarld, K & Bo, J (2019) Impact of Handedness Consistency on Bimanual and Unimanual Continuous Movements. Journal of Motor Behavior, 51(2) 161-170. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222895.2018.1443906
  • Pang, Y., Lee, C.M., Wright, M., Shen, J., Shen, B., & Bo, J. (2018). Challenges of case identification and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in China: procedures, assessment, and diagnostic criteria. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 53, 53-66.
  • Colbert, A. and Bo, J (2017). Evaluating working memory: comparing change-detection tasks and Wechsler working memory subtests in school-age children. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 39:7, 636–645
  • Colbert, A. and Bo, J (2017). Evaluating relationships among clinical working memory assessment and inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive behaviors in a community sample of children. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 66, 34–43
  • Schaffert, J., Lee, C.M., Neill, R. and Bo, J (2017). Visuomotor adaptability in older adults with mild cognitive decline. Acta Psychologia 173, 106–115


Cognitive Neuroscience Lab: 352D & 352H Mark Jefferson

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 (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), and older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairments (MCI). Our emphasis is on understanding behavioral and neural contributions to visuomotor adaptation and sequence learning. In addition, we study the relationships between neuropsychological assessments and experimental measures. Recently, we focus on the relationship between motor performance and the brain networks.

Current Graduate Students

  •  Patricia Lasutschinkow (Clinical Doctoral Program)
  •  Alina Dillahunt (Clinical Doctoral Program)

Lab Alumni

  • Dr. Morgan Wright (Clinical Doctoral Program): Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Dr. Kaitlin Oswald (Clinical Doctoral Program): Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Chi-Mei Lee (Clinical Doctoral Program): Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Alison Colbert (Clinical Doctoral Program): Department of Rehabilitation, Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Jeffrey Schaffert (Clinical Master Program): Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Rebecca Neil (Experimental Master Program): Wayne State University
  • Rebecca Campbell (Experimental Master Program): Wayne State University