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Daniel Corcos, PhD

Office Rm: AHSB 532


Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
1919 West Taylor
650 AHSB (M/C 994)
Chicago, IL 60612

Email: dcorcos@uic.edu
Phone: 312.355.1708
Fax: 312.355.2305

Daniel Corcos obtained his Ph.D. (1982) in Motor Control from the University of Oregon after obtaining his Master's Degree in Psychology in l980. He did a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Neurosurgery at Rush Medical Center from l983-l987. Dr. Corcos was an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago from l987-l993, was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in l993, and to Full Professor in l997. He is also a Professor of Bioengineering, Physical Therapy and Neurology. From 1994-1995 he was a visiting research scientist at the Institute of Neurology in London. He was selected for membership in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education in 2001. He has been involved in teaching 4th grade children neuroscience through the Global Village program in Oak Park. He has served on NIH study sections since 1994 and was the Chair of the Musculoskeletal and Rehabilitation Sciences Study Section at NIH from 2003 until 2006. He was the Executive Editor of the Journal of Motor Behavior from 1996 to 2004 and is currently the Editor for Rapid Communications. He is also on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation.

Research Interests
Professor Corcos is currently conducting research into the motor deficits associated with Parkinson's disease. He is also interested in how different neurosurgical interventions facilitate the control of movement in Parkinson's disease.

Selected Publications
Mayka, M. A., D. M. Corcos, S. E. Leurgans, and D. E. Vaillancourt. "Three-Dimensional Locations and Boundaries of Motor and Premotor Cortices as Defined by Functional Brain Imaging: A Meta-Analysis." Neuroimage 31, no. 4 (2006): 1453-74.

Prodoehl, J., C. D. MacKinnon, C. L. Comella, and D. M. Corcos. "Strength Deficits in Primary Focal Hand Dystonia." Mov Disord 21, no. 1 (2006): 18-27.

Shemmell, J., Z. Hasan, G. L. Gottlieb, and D. M. Corcos. "The Effect of Movement Direction on Joint Torque Covariation." Exp Brain Res (2006).

Vaillancourt, D. E., M. A. Mayka, and D. M. Corcos. "Intermittent Visuomotor Processing in the Human Cerebellum, Parietal Cortex, and Premotor Cortex." J Neurophysiol 95, no. 2 (2006): 922-31.

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