Sanford School of Medicine Basic Biomedical Sciences

Lee A. Baugh, Ph.D.

Lee Baugh
Assistant Professor
Basic Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine
UMS Lee Med/Sanford School of Medicine 258
Phone: 605-677-6617
Teaching Interests:
Medical Neurosciences
Research Interests:
The primary research interests of the Baugh Lab are examining the cognitive and neuropsychological foundations of skilled movement, and deficits in such movement that can arise both from healthy aging and neurological damage. Although psychologists and neuroscientists have often described the brain as having the primary duty of generating thoughts and ideas, without having the ability to act upon our environment, these cognitions would serve little purpose. Our lab examines questions related to how our brain represents and utilizes the information required to successfully interact with our surroundings. This question is one of fundamental importance in cognitive neuroscience, breaching the gaps between the brain, the mind, and the outside world. To address this topic, the lab utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach that encompasses traditional cognitive psychology methodologies, neuropsychological patient investigations, fMRI paradigms, EMG, and the detailed analysis of movement kinematics.
Education:
  • Postdoctoral , Neuroscience, Centre For Neuroscience Studies, Queen's University, 2011
  • Ph D, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Manitoba, 2010
  • MA, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Manitoba, 2005
  • BA, Psychology, University of Waterloo, 2003
Grants:
  • Counseling and Psychology In Education and Medicine Collaborate on Study of Historical Trauma and Neuroscience, Interdisciplinary Research Incentive Grant Program in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Medicine and Counseling and Psychology In Education Collaborate on Study of Adult Children of Alcoholics and Neuroscience, Center for Brain and Behavior Research, (2014)
  • Intertemporal Choice, Delay Discounting, and Impulsivity: From Metabolic to Neural Mechanisms., Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, (2013 - 2013)
  • School of Health Sciences Research Seed Grant, University of South Dakota, School of Health Sciences, (2012 - 2013)
  • Virtual Tool Use: Neurological Correlates and the Role of Haptic Information, INBRE, (2012 - 2013)
Publications:
  • Reichelt, A., Ash, A., Baugh, L. A., Johansson, R. S., Flanagan, J. R., (2013), Adaptation of lift forces in object manipulation through action observation, Experimental Brain Research, vol. 228, pp. 221-234.
  • Stewart, B. M., Baugh, L. A., Gallivan, J., Flanagan, J. R., (2013), Simultaneous encoding of the direction and orientation of potential targets during reach planning: evidence of multiple competing reach plans., Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 110, pp. 807-816.
  • Lawrence-Dewar, J. M., Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J., (2012), Behavioural distinction between strategic control and spatial realignment during visuomotor adaptation in a Viewing Window task., PLoS One, vol. 7, iss. 11.
  • Baugh, L. A., Hoe, E., Flanagan, J. R., (2012), Hand-held tools with complex kinematics are efficiently incorporated into movement planning and on-line control., Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 108, pp. 1594-1964.
  • Baugh, L. A., Kao, M., Johansson, R. S., Flanagan, J. R., (2012), Material Evidence-interaction of well-learned priors and sensorimotor memory when lifting objects., Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 108, pp. 1262-1269.
  • Baugh, L. A., Flanagan, J. R., (2012), Motor Memory: A declaration of non-independence., Current Biology, vol. 21, pp. R70-72.
  • Baugh, L. A., Flanagan, J. R., (2011), Motor Memory: When plans speak louder than actions., Current Biology, vol. 22, pp. R155-157.
  • Baugh, L. A., Lawrence, J., Marotta, J. J., (2011), Novel insular cortex activation observed during a visuomotor adaptation task using a viewing window paradigm, Behavioural Brain Research, vol. 223, pp. 395-402.
  • Lawrence, J. M., Abhari, K., Prime, S. L., Meek, B. P., Desanghere, L., Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J., (2011), Novel integrative method for analyzing eye and hand behaviour during grasping in an MRI environment, Behavior Research Methods, vol. 43, pp. 399-408.
  • Baugh, L. A., Desanghere, L., Marotta, J. J., (2009), Agnosia, Academic Press, Elsevier Science, vol. 1, pp. 27-33.
  • Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J., (2009), When what’s left is right: Visuomotor transformations in an Aged Population., PLoS One, vol. 4, p. e5484.
  • Baugh, L. A., (2007), A new window into the interactions between perception and action. , Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol. 160, pp. 128-134.
Awards and Honors:
  • Certificate of Academic Excellence (Doctoral), Canadian Psychological Association, 2010
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Arts, 2010
  • Certificate of Academic Excellence (Masters), Canadian Psychological Association, 2006
Presentations:
  • Forster, G., Olson, D., Baugh, L. A., Hansen, J. M., Gaher, R., Simons, J., Magnotta, V. (2013). Effects of heavy alcohol use on frontal cortex activity and behavior during emotional processing in veterans with PTSD.. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.
  • Hanson, E., Fercho, K., Baugh, L. A. (2013, October). Effects of Alphabet Supplementation on Speech Perception: an fMRI Study. Presented at the SD Speech-Language Hearing Assn Annual Convention, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Baugh, L. A. (2013, June). Human Participant Research and fMRI.. Presented at the Pathways in Biomedical Research Talks., University of South Dakota.
  • Ikiugu, M., Baugh, L. A., Cleveringa, L., Korth, B., Skinner, M. (2013, May). The Effect of Participation in Meaningful Occupations on Brain Activity as Observed on Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Presented at the University of South Dakota Occupational Therapy Annual Research Symposium, Vermillion, South Dakota.
  • Ikiugu, M., Baugh, L. A., Cleveringa, L., Korth, B., Skinner, M. (2013, April). The Effect of Participation in Meaningful Occupations on Brain Activity as Observed on Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Presented at the University of South Dakota School of Health Scuiences 2nd Annual Research Coinference, Vermillion, South Dakota.
  • Baugh, L. A. (2013, April). Confessions of a Neuroimager: What can we actually do with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)?. Presented at the Sigma Xi Spring Banquet, Vermillion, SD.
  • Baugh, L. A. (2013, March). Contemporary Research in Stroke Rehabilitation. Presented at the Sioux Falls Stroke Support Group, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Baugh, L. A. (2013, March). Contemporary Research in Stroke Rehabilitation. Presented at the Vermillion Stroke Support Group, Vermillion, SD.
  • Baugh, L. A., Flanagan, J. R., Kao, M. (2013, February). Virtually Perfect: Tool use decreases reaction time and restores rapid online corrections during conditions of visuomotor reversal in a virtual reality environment. Presented at the Human Factors Weekly Colloquium, Department of Psychology, University of South Dakota.
  • Baugh, L. A., Flanagan, J. R., Kao, M. (2013, February). Virtually Perfect: Tool use decreases reaction time and restores rapid online corrections during conditions of visuomotor reversal in a virtual reality environment. Presented at the Lunch Series, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
  • Baugh, L. A. (2013, January). Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: What it is, how you do it, and why you might care.. Presented at the Friday Seminar Series, Basic Biomedical Sciences, South Dakota.
  • Stewart, B. M., Flanagan, J. R., Gallivan, J., Khan, A. Z., Baugh, L. A. (2012). Encoding Target Location and Orientation in a Reaching Task.. Presented at the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Sciences, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  • Baugh, L. A. (2012). fMRI Research at the USD!?. Presented at the Pathways in Biomedical Research Talks., University of South Dakota.
  • Baugh, L. A. (2012). Interaction of priors and sensorimotor memory in weight prediction during object manipulation. . Presented at the School of Health Sciences Research Conference.
  • Olson, D., Baugh, L. A., Gaher, R., Simons, J., Magnotta, V., Forster, G. (2012). Neural Imaging: The Effects of Alcohol Use on Emotional Processing in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).. Presented at the School of Health Sciences Research Conference.
  • Lawrence-Dewar, J., Mackenzie, M., Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J. (2012). Decline in visuomotor adaptation behavior in aging and stroke: A Viewing Window study.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.
  • Stewart, B. M., Baugh, L. A., Gallivan, J. P., Flanagan, J. R. (2012). Independent Processing of Location and Orientation in a Multiple Target Reaching Task.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.
  • Baugh, L. A. (2012, December). Me, Myself, and fMRI.. Presented at the School of Radiologic Technology, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, South Dakota.
  • Olson, D., Baugh, L. A., Gaher, R., Simons, J., Magnotta, V., Forster, G. (2012, May). Neural Imaging: The Effects of Alcohol Use on Emotional Processing in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).. Presented at the Sanford-USD Research Symposium, Vermillion.
  • Markovik, S., Baugh, L. A., Flanagan, J. R. (2011). Rapid intelligent adaptation of reactive force control when lifting objects.. Presented at the Canadian Physiology Society.
  • Lawrence, J., Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J. (2011). Behavioural distinction between strategic control and spatial realignment during visuomotor adaptation in a viewing window task. . Presented at the Society for Computers in Psychology.
  • Markovik, S., Baugh, L. A., Flanagan, J. R. (2011). Rapid adaptation of reactive sensorimotor control processes when lifting objects. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.
  • Baugh, L. A., Kao, M., Flanagan, J. R. (2011). Role of priors and sensorimotor memory when predicting weight for object manipulation. . Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.
  • Reichelt, A., Ash, A., Baugh, L. A., Johansson, R. S., Flanagan, J. R. (2011). Seeing is predicting: rapid parametric motor learning through action observation.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.
  • Baugh, L. A., Flanagan, J. R. (2011). Reversing the reversal: Virtual tool use decreases reaction time and restores rapid online corrections during conditions of visuomotor reversal.. Presented at the Society for the Neural Control of Movement Annual Conference.
  • Baugh, L. A. (2010). A (very) brief overview of fMRI software packages. . Presented at the fMRI User Group.
  • Markovik, S., Baugh, L. A., Flanagan, J. R. (2010). Rapid, intelligent adaptation of reactive force control when lifting objects.. Presented at the Neuroscience Research Day.
  • Lawrence, J. M., Abhari, K., Prime, S. L., Meek, B. P., Desanghere, L., Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J. (2010). A Novel Integrative Method for Analyzing Eye and Hand Behaviour during Grasping in an MRI Environment. Presented at the Society for Computers in Psychology.
  • Baugh, L. A., Hoe, E., Flanagan, J. R. (2010). Presentation of a visual schema reduces reaction time costs associated with performing a visuomotor reversal.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference.
  • Baugh, L. A., Lawrence, J. M., Marotta, J. J. (2010). A Window into behavioural strategies used . Presented at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting.
  • Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J. (2009). Utilizing fMRI for Neuropsychological Research: Facts, Fables, and Features.. Presented at the Rupert's Land Consumer Behaviour Symposium.
  • Lawrence, J. M., Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J. (2009). A Window into behavioural strategies used in visuomotor adaptation.. Presented at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting.
  • Marotta, J. J., Desanghere, L., Meek, B. P., Baugh, L. A., Lawrence, J. M., Locheed, K., Shelton, P., (2009). Posterior Cortical Atrophy: The effects on Perception and Action.. Presented at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting.
  • Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J. (2008). Differential effects of aging on a visuomotor paradigm. . Presented at the Centre on Aging Research Symposium.
  • Baugh, L. A. (2008). Parietal based visuomotor performance in an aged population. . Presented at the Cognition and Action Laboratory.
  • Baugh, L. A. (2008). The aging visuomotor system.. Presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab.
  • Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J. (2008). When what’s left is right: Parietal based visuomotor performance in an aged population.. Presented at the Neuroscience Grand Rounds.
  • Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J. (2008). Visuomotor control in an aged population. . Presented at the Spinal Cord Research Centre.
  • Baugh, L. A. (2008). Visuomotor control in an aged population.. Presented at the Vision Research Group.
  • Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J. (2007). Aging and visuomotor performance.. Presented at the Brain and Behaviour.
  • Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J. (2007). Differential effects of aging on a visuomotor paradigm. . Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.
  • Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J. (2006). A new window into the interactions between perception and action.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.
  • Rhode, L., Baugh, L. A., Pearson, P. M., Jakobson, L. S., Marotta, J. J. (2006). Colour-Specific Deficits in Colour Working Memory: A Visuomotor Case Study. . Presented at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting.
  • Baugh, L. A., Marotta, J. J. (2006). The viewing window task: A new window into the interactions between perception and action.. Presented at the Winnipeg Vision Group.