Tim Carroll

BSc(Hons1) Qld., PhD(NeurSc) Qld.
  • Associate Professor in Motor Control
  • Director of the Centre for Sensorimotor Performance (CSP)

Contact details

Phone: +61 7 3365 6380

Key Publications:

de Rugy A, Loeb GE, Carroll TJ (2012). Motor coordination is habitual rather than optimal.TheJournal of Neuroscience.32: 7384-7391.

Selvanayagam VS, Riek S, Carroll TJ (2011). Early neural responses to strength training.Journal of Applied Physiology. 111: 367-75.        

Carroll TJ, Selvanayagam VS, Riek S, Semmler JG (2011). Neural adaptations to strength training: Moving beyond transcranial magnetic stimulation and reflex studies.Acta Physiologica. 202: 119-40.

Lee M, Hinder MR, Gandevia SC, Carroll TJ (2010). The ipsilateral motor cortex contributes to cross-limb transfer of performance gains after ballistic motor practice. Journal of Physiology (London). 588: 201-212.


Current Research Projects

[image]How does the nervous system coordinate the activity of multiple muscles?
Dr Tim Carroll has recently become interested in how the nervous system chooses appropriate combinations of muscle activation to execute a movement from the infinite set of viable alternatives.
[image]What are the neural adaptations to exercise involving strong muscular activation?
Research focuses on short-term changes in the motor cortex that reflect the first stages of an adaptation process, and the implications of neural adaptation for execution of different tasks that involve the same muscles.
How do we coordinate the activity of multiple muscles?
How the nervous system coordinates muscles to produce movement is a key problem that has tremendous implications for robotics and prosthetics control
What are the mechanisms involved in reaching movements?
When reaching for an object, the nervous system has to transform sensory information about the object location into motor commands of the reaching movement
The role of elastic tendon in buffering muscle damage during eccentric muscle loading
Examining what sort of forceful stretch is required during human locomotion to cause exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD)
Motoneurone excitability during voluntary tasks
Current projects are investigating the input output properties of spinal motoneurones during the performance of voluntary tasks