School of Sport and Exercise Science
Natural and Health Sciences
2005-2010 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2005 Ph.D. Department of Kinesiology, NSF-IGERT Fellow, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
2002 M.S. Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1999 B.A. Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
2021-present Associate Professor, School of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado
2017-2021 Assistant Professor, School of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado
2012-2017 Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology, Louisiana State University
2010-2012 Research Associate, Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota
2010-2012 Lecturer, School of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota
2018-2019 Program Organizer, Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics, Estes Park, CO.
2015-2016 Committee Chair, 14th Annual Student Research Symposium, LSU Life Course and Aging Center
2014-2015 Committee Co-Chair, 13th Annual Student Research Symposium, LSU Life Course and Aging Center
2014-2015 Member, Motor Control and Learning Program Committee, North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA 2015)
Dr. Winges’ research interests are focused on the neuromuscular control of the hand. One of her specific interests is the plasticity within the neuromuscular control patterns of hand movements. Recent projects have focused on the control of skilled hand movements during piano and clarinet performance. She is interested in how these patterns differ between non-musicians, amateur, and expert musicians. Dr. Winges is also interested in the object manipulation during gait (i.e. texting and walking) and how our understanding of patterns of muscle activation and how they can be changed might be applied to rehabilitation strategies for hand dysfunction.
* = Student
*Song A, Kuznetsov NA, Winges SA, MacLellan MJ. (2020). Muscle synergy for upper limb damping behavior during object transport while walking in healthy young individuals. Experimental Brain Research, 238, 1203-1218.
*Young KE, Winges SA (2017). Thumb-Rest Position and its Role in Neuromuscular Control of the Clarinet Task. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 32(2):71-77.
Hondzinski JM, *Soebbing CM, *French AE, & Winges SA (2016). Different damping responses explain vertical endpoint error differences between visual conditions. Experimental Brain Research, 234(6):1575-87.
Winges SA (2015). Somatosensory feedback refines the perception of hand shape with respect to external constraints. Neuroscience. 293:1-11.
Winges SA, Furuya S (2015). Distinct digit kinematics by professional and amateur pianists. Neuroscience 284, 643–652.
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