Performance and Exercise Psychophysiology Lab (PEP) – Matt Miller, Ph.D.
The Performance and Exercise Psychophysiology (PEP) Lab’s general objective is to enhance motor performance and health. More specifically, they seek to uncover the bases of motor learning and performance, as well as how to capitalize on these bases in order to enhance learning and performance. Additionally, they strive to understand why people choose and, more often, don’t choose to engage in physical activity. The Lab currently employs psychophysiological (e.g., electroencephalography) and behavioral (e.g., accelerometry) techniques to address their research aims.
Matt Miller, Ph.D. serves at the director of the PEP Lab. His Ph.D. students help conduct studies on how reinforcement learning principles may explain motor skill acquisition and exercise behavior; they also research the effects of verbalizing a motor skill on skill performance and learning.