Prof. Dario G. Liebermann completed a Ph.D. degree in the department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Sciences in 1998, followed by post-doctoral research in clinical motor neurosciences in the Faculty of Medicine of the Calgary University (1998-1999), and sport sciences in the Sport Technolgy Research Center of the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary (1999-2000). Previously, he earned a M.Sc. degree (1988) in Motor Control from the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the Simon Fraser University, Canada. Since 2000, Prof. Liebermann is with the department of Physical Therapy at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, where he served as Chairperson from 2010 to 2014, and again from 2018 till today. He is ad hoc reviewer and editorial board member in several leading journals in the area, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology since 2012. He supervised more than 35 graduate students (MSc, Phd, Post Doc), lectures at undergraduate and graduate levels on different aspects of human movement sciences and their practical implementations in patients, both neurological (e.g., upper limb motor impairments after a stroke) and orthopedic\musculoskeletal conditions (e.g., recurrent shoulder injuries; knee ACL injury and repair), and healthy people (athletes, elderly). His research focuses on theoretical aspects of human motor behavior and computational motor control, and their applications to movement enhancement, robotic rehabilitation and functional recovery, particularly of the upper limbs. For more information, see: https://scholar.google.co.il/citations?hl=en&user=9YwgGF8AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubda
פרופ' דריו ליברמן
Neuromotor control, learning and function recovery.
Rehabilitation technologies and applications.
Sport sciences, injury prevention and recovery.
Selected Research Articles
Liebermann, D.G., Raz, T. and Dickinson, J. (1988). On Intentional and Incidental Learning and Estimation of Temporal and Spatial Information. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 15, 191-204.
Liebermann, D.G. and Goodman, D. (1991). Effects of visual guidance on the reduction of impacts during landings. Ergonomics, 34 (11), 1329-1406. Category: Industrial Engineering, Rank :15 /46; IF:1.551. Citations: 27.
Liebermann, D.G., Davis (Ben-David), J., Schweitzer, N., Apter, Y. and Parush, A. (1995). A field study of braking reactions during driving I: Triggering and modulation. Ergonomics, 38 (9), 1894-1902.
Schweitzer, N., Apter, Y., Davis (Ben-David), J., Liebermann, D.G. and Parush, A. (1995). A field study of braking reactions during driving II: Minimum driver braking times. Ergonomics, 38 (9), 1903-1910.
Liebermann, D.G., Katz, L., Hughes, M., Bartlett, R., McClements, J., and Franks, I. M. (2002). Advances in the application of information technology to sport performance. Journal of Sport Sciences, 20 (10), 755-769.
Liebermann, D.G., and Hoffman, J.R. (2005). Timing of preparatory landing responses as a function of availability of optic flow information. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, 15, 120-130.
Liebermann, D.G., Biess, A., Friedman, J. Gielen, C.C.A.M., and Flash, T. (2006). Intrinsic joint kinematics planning–I: Reassessing the Listing’s law constraint in the control of arm motion. Exp. Brain Research 171: 139-154.
Liebermann, D.G., Biess, A., Gielen, C.C.A.M. and Flash, T. (2006). Intrinsic joint kinematics planning–II: Effects of the flat Listing’s plane on end-point path prediction. Exp. Brain Research, 171: 155-173.
Liebermann, D.G., Buchman, A, Franks, I.M. (2006) Enhancement of motor rehabilitation through the use of information technologies. Clinical Biomechanics, 21(1): 8-20.
Liebermann, D.G. and Goodman, D. (2007). Pre-landing muscle timing and post-landing effects of falling with continuous vision and in blindfold conditions. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, 17, 212-227.
Katz-Leurer M, Eizenstein E., Liebermann, D.G. (2007). Effects of home-based treatment in acquired brain injury children using a task-oriented exercise program. Physiotherapy, 94, 71-77. Category: Rehabilitation, Rank: 16/64 IF: 1.911. Citations: 3.
Biess, A., Liebermann, D.G., Flash T. A (2007). A computational model for redundant human 3D pointing movements: Integration of independent spatial and temporal motor plans simplifies movement dynamics. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(48):13045-13064.
Berman S., Liebermann, D.G., Flash T. Application of motor algebra in the analysis of human arm movements. Analysis of spatial velocity of arm motion. Robotica, 2007 (Dec): 1-17.
Liebermann, D.G., Krasovsky T., and Berman S. Planning maximally-smoothed hand movements constrained to non-planar workspaces. J. of Motor Behavior, 40 (6), November 2008, 516 – 531.
Liebermann, D.G. and Defrin R. Characteristics of the nociceptive withdrawal response elicited under aware and unaware conditions. J. of Electromyography & Kinesiology, 19 (2009), pp. e114-e122.
Liebermann, D.G.; Berman, S.; Weingarden H.; Levin, M.F.; Weiss, P.L. Kinematic features of arm and trunk movements in stroke patients and age-matched healthy controls during reaching in virtual and physical environments. IEEE-VR 2009, p. 179-184.
Meltzer I., Krasovsky T., Oddsson L., Liebermann D.G. Age-Related Differences in Lower Limb Force-Time Relation During the Push-Off in Rapid Voluntary Stepping. Clinical Biomechanics, 2010 Dec, 25 (10):989-94.
Röijezon U., Djupsjöbacka M., Björklund M., Häger-Ross Ch., Grip H., Liebermann D.G. Kinematics of fast cervical rotations in persons with chronic neck pain: a cross-sectional and reliability study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010, 11:222 .
Krasovsky T., Berman S., Liebermann D.G. Kinematic features of continuous hand reaching movements under simple and complex rhythmical constraints. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 2010, 20(4), 636-641.
Biess A., Flash T., Liebermann D.G., Riemannian geometric approach to human arm dynamics, movement optimization, and invariance, Physical Review E 83, 031927 (2011).
Liebermann D.G., Berman S. Weiss P.L., Levin F.M. Kinematics of reaching movements in a 2-D virtual environment in adults with and without stroke. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering 2012, 20(6): 778-787.
Frenkel-Toledo S., Bentin S., Perry A., Liebermann D.G., Soroker N. Dynamics of the EEG Power in the Frequency and Spatial Domains During Observation and Execution of Manual Movements. Brain Res 2013, 1509: 43-57. Category: Neuroscience, Rank 122/252, IF: 2.843. Citations: 12.
Arzi H, Krasovsky T, Pritsch (Perry) M, Liebermann, D.G. Movement Control in Patients with Shoulder Instability Before and After Open Surgery. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2014, 23(7): 982--992.
Frenkel-Toledo S., Bentin S., Perry A., Liebermann, D.G., Soroker N. Mirror-neuron system recruitment by action observation: Effects of focal brain damage on mu suppression. NeuroImage 2014, 87C: 127-137.
Berman S., Liebermann D.G., McIntyre J., Constrained Motion Control on a Hemispherical Surface - Optimal Path Planning. J of Neurophysiology, 2014 111(5): 954-68.
Uri O., Oran, A., Pritsch (Perry) M., Liebermann, D.G. Upper limb kinematics following arthroscopic and open shoulder stabilization. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 2015, 24(3): 399-406.
Levin, M.F., Liebermann D.G., Parmet Y., Berman S. Compensatory vs non-compensatory movements used for reaching in stroke. Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair (NNR), 2015, 1-12.
Frenkel-Toledo S, Liebermann D.G., Shlomo Bentin, Soroker N. Dysfunction of the Human Mirror Neuron System in Ideomotor Apraxia: Evidence from Mu Suppression. J. of Cognitive Neuroscience 2016, 28:6, pp. 775–791.
Levin, M.F. Baniña M.C., Frenkel-Toledo S., Berman S., Soroker N., Solomon J.M., Liebermann D.G., Personalized upper limb training combined with anodal-tDCS for sensorimotor recovery in spastic hemiparesis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 2018, 1-9.
Davidowitz I, Parmet I, Frenkel-Toledo S, Baniña, MC, Soroker N, Solomon JM, Liebermann, DG, Levin MF, Berman S. Relationship between spasticity and upper limb movement disorders in subjects with sub-acute stroke using stochastic spatiotemporal modeling. Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair (NNR), 2019; 33(2):141-152.
Grip H. Tengman E., Liebermann DG., Hager Ch. Kinematic Analyses Including Finite Helical Axes of Drop Jump Landings Demonstrate Decreased Knee Control Long After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury PLOS One, 2019; Vol 14 (10).
Selected book chapters
Goodman, D. and Liebermann, D.G. (1992). Time-to-contact as a determiner of action: vision and motor control. In D. Elliott and J. Proteau (eds.), Vision and Motor Control, pp. 335-349. Amsterdam: Elsevier Pub. Co, North-Holland.
Flash, T., Richardson, M. E., Handzel, A. A. and Liebermann, D.G. (2003). Computational Models and Geometric Approaches in Arm Trajectory Control Studies. In Progress in Motor Control III: From Basic Science to Applications, M. L. Latash and M. F. Levin (Editors), Human Kinetics: Champaign, Il. Chapter 2.
Liebermann, D.G. and Franks, I. M. (2004). The use of feedback-based technologies in skill acquisition. In M. Hughes and I.M. Franks (Eds.), Notational analysis of Sport and Coaching Science, 2nd Edition, E & FN Spon Pub., Chapter 3.
Liebermann, D.G., Biomechanical aspects of motor control in human landing. Content section on Neuromuscular systems and motor control.; The Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science, R. Bartlett and Y. Hong (Eds.), Routledge Ltd. (2008). First edition.
Levin, M.F., Deutsch J., Kafri M., Liebermann D.G. Validity of virtual reality environments for motor rehabilitation. In: Virtual Reality Technologies for Health and Clinical Applications (Series editor: P. Sharkey): Vol. 1: Virtual Reality for Physical and Motor Rehabilitation, Virtual Reality Technologies for Health and Clinical Applications, P.L. (Tamar) Weiss, E.A. Keshner, M.F. Levin (Eds.), Springer Science+Business Media, New York 2014.
Liebermann DG, Hughes MT, Franks IM. Video-based technologies. In M Hughes, IM Franks, H. Dancs (Eds), Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport: Third edition, Routledge: London, Chap5, (2019)