Aiden Payne,PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University


  • AS, Biology, Middle Georgia College, Cochran, GA, 2010
  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, 2018
  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2019


I am interested in interactions between cognitive and motor control, particularly in the case of motor impairments. My research uses noninvasive muscle (EMG) and brain (EEG) recording during reactive balance recovery and during computer-based cognitive task performance to relate evoked responses across tasks to investigate the relationship between motor and cognitive impairments in old age and in Parkinson’s disease. My long-term goal is to lead my own lab leveraging cortical event-related potential (ERP) techniques to investigate neural mechanisms of cognitive and motor disabilities in both neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders to optimize rehabilitation therapies through a mechanistic understanding of functional deficits, and through combination of targeted non-invasive brain stimulation with traditional exercise-based practices.


AM Payne, G Hajcak, and LH Ting (2019) Dissociation of muscle and cortical response scaling to balance perturbation acceleration. Journal of Neurophysiology.

AM Payne, G Hajcak, and LH Ting. (2019) Do sensorimotor perturbations to standing balance elicit and error-related negativity? Society for Psychophysiology.

AM Payne and LH Ting (In Rev.) Worse balance is associated with larger perturbation-evoked cortical responses in healthy young adults. Gait & Posture.

AM Payne, A Sawers, JL Allen, P Stapley, JM Macpherson, and LH Ting. (In Rev.) Reorganization of reactive balance motor modules following pyridoxine-induced large-fiber peripheral sensory neuropathy in cats. Journal of Neurophysiology.  

AM Payne and LH Ting (In Prep.) Balance perturbation-evoked cortical N1 responses are larger when stepping and not influenced by motor planning. 

NJ Ghosn, AM Payne, JA Palmer, MR Borich, and LH Ting (In Prep.) The time course of perturbation-evoked beta oscillatory brain activity.