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JASON DEFREITAS

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SCHOOL OF KINESIOLOGY, APPLIED HEALTH AND RECREATION
Aso Prof

188 COLVIN REC CENTER
STILLWATER, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-9935

jason.defreitas@okstate.edu
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Expertise

Sensorimotor Integration, Motor unit behavior, Neural and muscular plasticity with aging and/or training

Biography

My research focuses on the neural and muscular adaptations that occur with aging and/or resistance training. My research is in human function, so all of our measurement techniques are non-invasive (e.g. evoked contractions, electromyography, balance, ultrasonography, near-infrared spectroscopy, etc.). My current major project involves examining the extent of influence muscle spindles have on motor units and muscle function, and how that influence changes with aging.