Max J Kurz, PhD

Associate Professor

  • 1515 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
19982019
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Research Output 1998 2019

  • 1515 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
  • 83 Article
  • 2 Comment/debate
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2019

Children with cerebral palsy display altered neural oscillations within the visual MT/V5 cortices

VerMaas, J. R., Gehringer, J. E., Wilson, T. W. & Kurz, M. J., 2019, In : NeuroImage: Clinical. 23, 101876.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cerebral Palsy
Magnetoencephalography
Visual Perception

Deficits in planning sequential goal-directed action impact motor execution in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: A kinematic analysis

Surkar, S. M., Hoffman, R. M., Davies, B., Harbourne, R. & Kurz, M. J., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Motor Learning and Development. 7, 1, p. 122-140 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerebral Palsy
Biomechanical Phenomena
Hand
Arm
Musculoskeletal System
1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluation of a method to scale muscle strength for gait simulations of children with cerebral palsy

Hegarty, A. K., Hulbert, T. V., Kurz, M. J., Stuberg, W. A. & Silverman, A. K., Jan 23 2019, In : Journal of Biomechanics. 83, p. 165-173 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Muscle Strength
Cerebral Palsy
Gait
Muscle
Muscles
Cerebral Palsy
Hand
Neuroimaging
1 Citation (Scopus)

Practice modulates motor-related beta oscillations differently in adolescents and adults

Gehringer, J. E., Arpin, D. J., Heinrichs-Graham, E., Wilson, T. W. & Kurz, M. J., Jun 15 2019, In : Journal of Physiology. 597, 12, p. 3203-3216 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magnetoencephalography
Ankle
Advisory Committees
gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
Reaction Time

Strength Training Effects on Muscle Forces and Contributions to Whole-Body Movement in Cerebral Palsy

Hegarty, A. K., Kurz, M. J., Stuberg, W. A. & Silverman, A. K., Sep 3 2019, In : Journal of Motor Behavior. 51, 5, p. 496-510 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resistance Training
Cerebral Palsy
Muscles
Walking
Education
7 Citations (Scopus)

The developmental trajectory of sensorimotor cortical oscillations

Trevarrow, M. P., Kurz, M. J., McDermott, T. J., Wiesman, A. I., Mills, M. S., Wang, Y. P., Calhoun, V. D., Stephen, J. M. & Wilson, T. W., Jan 1 2019, In : NeuroImage. 184, p. 455-461 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magnetoencephalography
Motor Cortex
Fingers

The Strength of the Movement-related Somatosensory Cortical Oscillations Differ between Adolescents and Adults

Gehringer, J. E., Arpin, D. J., VerMaas, J. R., Trevarrow, M. P., Wilson, T. W. & Kurz, M. J., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 18520.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ankle
Tibial Nerve
Neuroimaging
Electric Stimulation
Motor Activity
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)
Cerebral Palsy
Gait
Lower Extremity
Walking
Walking Speed
8 Citations (Scopus)

Children with Cerebral Palsy Hyper-Gate Somatosensory Stimulations of the Foot

Kurz, M. J., Wiesman, A. I., Coolidge, N. M. & Wilson, T. W., Jul 1 2018, In : Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991). 28, 7, p. 2431-2438 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cerebral Palsy
Foot
Magnetoencephalography
Sensory Gating
Tibial Nerve
5 Citations (Scopus)

Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy Improves Prefrontal Cortex Activation in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

Surkar, S. M., Hoffman, R. M., Willett, S., Flegle, J., Harbourne, R. & Kurz, M. J., Apr 1 2018, In : Pediatric Physical Therapy. 30, 2, p. 93-100 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerebral Palsy
Prefrontal Cortex
Arm
Hand
Therapeutics
2 Citations (Scopus)

Haptic exploration attenuates and alters somatosensory cortical oscillations

Kurz, M. J., Wiesman, A. I., Coolidge, N. M. & Wilson, T. W., Oct 15 2018, In : Journal of Physiology. 596, 20, p. 5051-5061 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Somatosensory Cortex
Median Nerve
Neuroimaging
Hand
Touch
1 Citation (Scopus)

Impaired anticipatory vision and visuomotor coordination affects action planning and execution in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy

Surkar, S. M., Hoffman, R. M., Davies, B., Harbourne, R. & Kurz, M. J., Sep 2018, In : Research in Developmental Disabilities. 80, p. 64-73 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerebral Palsy
Reaction Time
Arm
Head
1 Citation (Scopus)

Movement-Related Somatosensory Activity Is Altered in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Arpin, D. J., Gehringer, J. E., Wilson, T. W. & Kurz, M. J., Jul 1 2018, In : Brain Topography. 31, 4, p. 700-707 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiple Sclerosis
Ankle
Sensory Gating
Magnetoencephalography
Tibial Nerve
3 Citations (Scopus)

Neural activation within the prefrontal cortices during the goal-directed motor actions of children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy

Surkar, S. M., Hoffman, R. M., Harbourne, R. & Kurz, M. J., Jan 1 2018, In : Neurophotonics. 5, 1, 011021.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerebral Palsy
Prefrontal Cortex
Reaction Time
Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
Task Performance and Analysis
5 Citations (Scopus)

Neurophysiological changes in the visuomotor network after practicing a motor task

Gehringer, J. E., Arpin, D. J., Heinrichs-Graham, E. C., Wilson, T. W. & Kurz, M. J., Jul 2018, In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 120, 1, p. 239-249 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Occipital Lobe
Learning
Ankle
Magnetoencephalography
Sensorimotor Cortex
2017
9 Citations (Scopus)

Altered sensorimotor cortical oscillations in individuals with multiple sclerosis suggests a faulty internal model

Arpin, D. J., Heinrichs-Graham, E. C., Gehringer, J. E., Zabad, R. K., Wilson, T. W. & Kurz, M. J., Aug 2017, In : Human Brain Mapping. 38, 8, p. 4009-4018 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiple Sclerosis
Demyelinating Diseases
Somatosensory Cortex
Advisory Committees
Individuality
6 Citations (Scopus)

A reduced somatosensory gating response in individuals with multiple sclerosis is related to walking impairment

Arpin, D. J., Gehringer, J. E., Wilson, T. W. & Kurz, M. J., Oct 2017, In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 118, 4, p. 2052-2058 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiple Sclerosis
Walking
Sensory Gating
Touch
Gait
8 Citations (Scopus)

Children with cerebral palsy have altered oscillatory activity in the motor and visual cortices during a knee motor task

Kurz, M. J., Proskovec, A. L., Gehringer, J. E., Heinrichs-Graham, E. C. & Wilson, T. W., Jan 1 2017, In : NeuroImage: Clinical. 15, p. 298-305 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Cortex
Visual Cortex
Cerebral Palsy
Knee
Magnetoencephalography
11 Citations (Scopus)

Errors in the ankle plantarflexor force production are related to the gait deficits of individuals with multiple sclerosis

Davies, B. L., Hoffman, R. M., Healey, K., Zabad, R. K. & Kurz, M. J., Jan 1 2017, In : Human Movement Science. 51, p. 91-98 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gait
Ankle
Multiple Sclerosis
Walking
Postural Balance
5 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluating the effects of ankle-foot orthosis mechanical property assumptions on gait simulation muscle force results

Hegarty, A. K., Petrella, A. J., Kurz, M. J. & Silverman, A. K., Mar 1 2017, In : Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 139, 3, 031009.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Foot Orthoses
Gait
Ankle
Muscle
Muscles
10 Citations (Scopus)

Oscillatory dynamics and functional connectivity during gating of primary somatosensory responses

Wiesman, A. I., Heinrichs-Graham, E. C., Coolidge, N. M., Gehringer, J. E., Kurz, M. J. & Wilson, T. W., Feb 15 2017, In : Journal of Physiology. 595, 4, p. 1365-1375 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sensory Gating
Somatosensory Cortex
Lower Extremity
Magnetoencephalography
Population Dynamics
17 Citations (Scopus)

The functional role of post-movement beta oscillations in motor termination

Heinrichs-Graham, E. C., Kurz, M. J., Gehringer, J. E. & Wilson, T. W., Sep 1 2017, In : Brain Structure and Function. 222, 7, p. 3075-3086 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cues
Beta Rhythm
Magnetoencephalography
Parietal Lobe
Somatosensory Cortex
2016
4 Citations (Scopus)

Changes in mobility and muscle function of children with cerebral palsy after gait training: A pilot study

Hegarty, A. K., Kurz, M. J., Stuberg, W. A. & Silverman, A. K., Oct 2016, In : Journal of applied biomechanics. 32, 5, p. 469-486 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerebral Palsy
Gait
Muscles
Hip
Posture
11 Citations (Scopus)

Developmental Trajectory of Beta Cortical Oscillatory Activity During a Knee Motor Task

Kurz, M. J., Proskovec, A. L., Gehringer, J. E., Becker, K. M., Arpin, D. J., Heinrichs-Graham, E. C. & Wilson, T. W., Nov 1 2016, In : Brain Topography. 29, 6, p. 824-833 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knee
Parietal Lobe
Leg
Literature
Magnetoencephalography
6 Citations (Scopus)

Individuals with multiple sclerosis redistribute positive mechanical work from the ankle to the hip during walking

Davies, B. L., Hoffman, R. M. & Kurz, M. J., Sep 1 2016, In : Gait and Posture. 49, p. 329-333 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ankle
Multiple Sclerosis
Walking
Hip
Leg
7 Citations (Scopus)

Multiple sclerosis influences the precision of the ankle plantarflexon muscular force production

Arpin, D. J., Davies, B. L. & Kurz, M. J., Mar 1 2016, In : Gait and Posture. 45, p. 170-174 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ankle
Multiple Sclerosis
Torque
Gait
Biomechanical Phenomena
3 Citations (Scopus)
Multiple Sclerosis
Postural Balance
Gait
Therapeutics
Chronic Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
2015
2 Citations (Scopus)

Age-related differences in the motor planning of a lower leg target matching task

Davies, B. L., Gehringer, J. E. & Kurz, M. J., Dec 1 2015, In : Human Movement Science. 44, p. 299-306 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leg
Reaction Time
Sensory Feedback
Lower Extremity
Motor Skills
12 Citations (Scopus)
Mechanoreceptors
Cerebral Palsy
Hand
Touch
Foot
2 Citations (Scopus)

Dissipation of disturbances seen in the knee joint kinematics of children with cerebral palsy

Kurz, M. J., Arpin, D. J., Davies, B. L. & Gehringer, J. E., Jan 1 2015, In : Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics. 17, 4, p. 67-72 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerebral Palsy
Knee Joint
Biomechanical Phenomena
Kinematics
Exercise equipment
12 Citations (Scopus)

Neurorehabilitation strategies focusing on ankle control improve mobility and posture in persons with multiple sclerosis

Davies, B. L., Arpin, D. J., Volkman, K. G., Corr, B. B., Reelfs, H., Harbourne, R. T., Healey, K., Zabad, R. K. & Kurz, M. J., Oct 1 2015, In : Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 39, 4, p. 225-232 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Posture
Ankle
Multiple Sclerosis
Torque
Postural Balance
19 Citations (Scopus)
Cerebral Palsy
Ankle
Somatosensory Cortex
Mobility Limitation
Touch
2014
25 Citations (Scopus)

Aberrant synchrony in the somatosensory cortices predicts motor performance errors in children with cerebral palsy

Kurz, M. J., Heinrichs-Graham, E. C., Arpin, D. J., Becker, K. M. & Wilson, T. W., Feb 1 2014, In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 111, 3, p. 573-579 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Somatosensory Cortex
Cerebral Palsy
Touch
Magnetoencephalography
Ankle Joint
11 Citations (Scopus)

An fNIRS exploratory investigation of the cortical activity during gait in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy

Kurz, M. J., Wilson, T. W. & Arpin, D. J., Nov 1 2014, In : Brain and Development. 36, 10, p. 870-877 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gait
Parietal Lobe
Somatosensory Cortex
Cerebral Palsy
Biomechanical Phenomena
27 Citations (Scopus)

Functional specialization within the supplementary motor area: A fNIRS study of bimanual coordination

Wilson, T. W., Kurz, M. J. & Arpin, D. J., Jan 15 2014, In : NeuroImage. 85, p. 445-450 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
Motor Cortex
Hemoglobins
Healthy Volunteers
Hand
21 Citations (Scopus)
Magnetoencephalography
Parkinson Disease
Subthalamic Nucleus
Basal Ganglia
Dopamine
5 Citations (Scopus)

Improving the motor skill of children with posterior fossa syndrome: A case series

Harbourne, R., Becker, K., Arpin, D. J., Wilson, T. W. & Kurz, M. J., Dec 1 2014, In : Pediatric Physical Therapy. 26, 4, p. 462-468 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Skills
Magnetoencephalography
Equipment and Supplies
Medulloblastoma
Movement Disorders
5 Citations (Scopus)
Basketball
Torque
Lower Extremity
Wounds and Injuries
Ankle Injuries
34 Citations (Scopus)
Cerebral Palsy
Magnetoencephalography
Knee Joint
Weights and Measures
Sensorimotor Cortex
2013
11 Citations (Scopus)

Children with cerebral palsy have greater stochastic features present in the variability of their gait kinematics

Davies, B. L. & Kurz, M. J., Sep 16 2013, In : Research in Developmental Disabilities. 34, 11, p. 3648-3653 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerebral Palsy
Gait
Biomechanical Phenomena
Nervous System
Noise
9 Citations (Scopus)

Motor control of the lower extremity musculature in children with cerebral palsy

Arpin, D. J., Stuberg, W. A., Stergiou, N. & Kurz, M. J., Apr 1 2013, In : Research in Developmental Disabilities. 34, 4, p. 1134-1143 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerebral Palsy
Lower Extremity
Torque
Electromyography
Ankle Joint
4 Citations (Scopus)

Overground body-weight-supported gait training for children and youth with neuromuscular impairments

Kurz, M. J., Stuberg, W. A., Dejong, S. & Arpin, D. J., Aug 1 2013, In : Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 33, 3, p. 353-365 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gait
Body Weight
Aptitude
Intellectual Disability
Walking
4 Citations (Scopus)

The stochastic component of the postural sway variability is higher in children with balance impairments

Kurz, M. J., Arpin, D. J., Davies, B. L. & Harbourne, R., Aug 1 2013, In : Annals of biomedical engineering. 41, 8, p. 1703-1712 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neurology
Experiments
2012
4 Citations (Scopus)

Coactivation of lower leg muscles during body weight-supported treadmill walking decreases with age in adolescents

Deffeyes, J. E., Karst, G. M., Stuberg, W. A. & Kurz, M. J., Aug 1 2012, In : Perceptual and motor skills. 115, 1, p. 241-260 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Walking
Leg
Body Weight
Muscles
Quadriceps Muscle
32 Citations (Scopus)

Differences in the dynamic gait stability of children with cerebral palsy and typically developing children

Kurz, M. J., Arpin, D. J. & Corr, B. B., Jul 1 2012, In : Gait and Posture. 36, 3, p. 600-604 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerebral Palsy
Gait
Walking
Biomechanical Phenomena
Motor Skills
2 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of lower body pressure support on the walking patterns of healthy children and adults

Kurz, M. J., Deffeyes, J. E., Arpin, D. J., Karst, G. M. & Stuberg, W. A., Nov 2012, In : Journal of applied biomechanics. 28, 5, p. 530-541 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Walking
Lower Extremity
Pressure
Ankle Joint
Joints
16 Citations (Scopus)
Somatosensory Cortex
Cerebral Palsy
Body Weight
Walking
Lower Extremity
69 Citations (Scopus)

Stride-time variability and sensorimotor cortical activation during walking

Kurz, M. J., Wilson, T. W. & Arpin, D. J., Jan 16 2012, In : NeuroImage. 59, 2, p. 1602-1607 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Walking
Motor Cortex
Parietal Lobe
Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
Hemoglobins
2011
25 Citations (Scopus)
Cerebral Palsy
Biomechanical Phenomena
Body Weight
Fourier Analysis
Lower Extremity