daleckiMarc Dalecki

Associate Professor

Diploma Degree(s): Sport Science, German Sport University, 2006

PhD: Human Movement Science, German Sport University, 2013

Phone: 225-578-6087

Email: mdalecki@lsu.edu

Office: 2236 Pleasant Hall

Curriculum Vitae



Marc Dalecki, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, USA. Dr. Dalecki completed his Diploma in Sport Science at the German Sport University Cologne, Germany, in 2006, and then worked as Research Assistant in the Institute of Physiology and Anatomy in the Motor Control Lab at the German Sport University Cologne. In 2008, he began his PhD studies in Human Movement Science in the same lab. After graduating in 2013 and completing his first postdoctoral year in the Motor Control Lab at the German Sport University Cologne, he joined the Cognitive-Motor Neuroscience Lab at York University, Toronto, Canada, as a postdoctoral fellow from 2014 until 2016. Dr. Dalecki joined the School of Kinesiology in January 2017.

Dr. Dalecki’s research interests include various aspects of human motor control and cognition under normal as well as under altered internal (brain injury, brain diseases, aging) and altered external (microgravity, hypergravity, water immersion) conditions. The aim of Dr. Dalecki’s research is to better understand the underlying mechanisms of how the brain controls movement. His current research involves fundamental aspects of cognitive-motor integration, motor control and eye-hand coordination across the lifespan, with concussion history, and with diabetes. The goal of his research is making people healthier, for longer.

Selected Publications

Caffey A, Dalecki M (2021). Evidence of Residual Cognitive Deficits in Young Adults with a Concussion History from Adolescence. Brain Research, 147570, doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2021.147570 

Yeomans M, Yan, S, Hondzinski JM, Dalecki M (2021). Eye-hand decoupling decreases visually guided reaching independently of posture but reduces sway while standing: Evidence for supra-postural control. Neuroscience Letters, 752, 135833. 

Jones B, Van Gemmert A, Dalecki M (2020). Does hand-dominance matter in non-standard visuomotor transformations? Journal of Motor Behavior, 1-10.

Dalecki M, Usand J, Van Gemmert A, Sergio LE (2020). Eye-hand decoupling deficits in youth with concussion history: novelty adaptation or task demand problem? International Journal of Sport Medicine, 41(10), 688-695.

Dalecki M, Gorbet D, Macpherson A, Sergio LE (2019). Sport experience improves complex motor skill recovery in children and adolescents following concussion. European Journal of Sport Science, DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2019.1584249.

Dalecki M, Kalicinski M, Steinberg F, Bock O (2017). Age-related operator deficits in a realistic instrument-control task: Assessing possible motor, cognitive and mental causes. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 59:100-107.

Dalecki M, Albines D, Mcpherson A, Sergio LE (2016). Prolonged visuomotor impairments in children and adolescents with a history of concussion. Concussion, 10.2217/cnc-2016-0001.

Brown J, Dalecki M, Hughes C, Mcpherson AK, Sergio LE (2015). Cognitive-motor integration deficits in young adult athletes following concussion. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 7(25): doi:10.1186/s13102-015-0019-4.

Dalecki M, Bock O (2014). Isometric force exaggeration in simulated weightlessness by water immersion: role of visual feedback. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance 85(6): 605-611. 

Dalecki M, Bock O, Hoffmann U (2013). Inverse relationship between task complexity and performance deficit in 5 m water immersion. Experimental Brain Research 227: 243-248.

Book Chapter

Beurskens R, Dalecki M. Physical activity: Effect of exercise on neurological function. In: Watson, RR (Edit.). Physical activity and the aging brain: Effect of exercise on neurological function. Academic Press Elsevier, 1. Edition 2017, Chapter 18, 185-198, ISBN 978-0-12-805094-1.

Classes Taught

KIN 4512 - Life Span Motor Development

KIN 3513 - Introduction to Motor Learning

KIN 7532 - Advanced Topics in Motor Learning

Selected Links

Motor Behavior and Cognition Lab