The effect of visual flow on brain dynamics during human locomotion 
Clinical Trials


Open to accrual




M, F


Approximately 4.5hrs


The goal of this study is to observe how people process visual information during active and passive whole-body movement. The project will track how visual impairment impacts brain and muscle activity while walking.

Participation includes…..

  • Performing a series of walking trials
  • Wearing visual occlusion goggles
  • Wearing surface electrodes (EEG)
  • (1) 4-5-hour session where tasks are performed a maximum of 90-minutes
  • (1) subsequent session consisting of an MRI scan


Inclusion criteria:

  • healthy, aged 18-30
  • 20/20 vision (or 20/20 vision when corrected with contact lenses)

Exclusion criteria:

  • requires glasses
  • major musculoskeletal injuries or surgeries to lower limbs
  • history of neurological injury/disability 
  • Cardiovascular health problems that prevent exercising


Participants will receive compensation in the form of $10 per hour compensation for each hour of study participation.

Contact & Study Details

PI Full name pi department Email phone number irb number
Daniel Ferris Department of Biomedical Engineering (352)-273-9222 IRB202101873

Please contact (Jonel) Raven Morris at if you have questions or would like to participate.