Contact Information

Graduate Research Trainee

McGill University

PhD Candidate

Motor Control

University of Tehran

e-mail : fatimah.bahrami@mail.mcgill.ca

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the interdisciplinary areas of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Sport Sciences by understanding the neural mechanisms underlying complex and coordinated movements as well as investigating the behavioral and neural effects of exercise-based interventions in typically as well as atypically developing children. I am currently working on designing a goal-oriented Karate Training Program for improving sensory-motor and atentional skills in children with neurodevelopmental conditions using martial arts at the PNLab, McGill University. Also, I intend to run my PhD project in Canada to understand the mechanism underlying bimanual motor coordination.

Keywords: Exercise-based intervention, Martial Arts, cognition, Neurodevelopmental disorders

Publications

  • Selected Journal Articles

Bahrami, F., Movahedi, A., Marandi, S. M., & Sorensen, C. (2015). The Effect of Karate Techniques Training on Communication Deficit of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-9.

Movahedi, A., Bahrami, F., Marandi, S. M., & Abedi, A. (2013). Improvement in social dysfunction of children with autism spectrum disorder following long term Kata techniques training. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7 (9), 1054-1061.

Bahrami, F., Movahedi, A., Marandi, S. M., & Abedi, A. (2012). Kata Techniques Training Consistently Decrease Stereotypy in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 1183–1193.

Bahrami, F., Movahedi, A., & Silani, A. (2012). Dependence of Learning a Real Sport Skill on Training Place, Examining the Specificity of Practice Hypothesis. Sport Motor Learning and Development, 9, 19-35.

  • Book (In Persian)

Bahrami, F., Movahedi, A., Abedi, A., & Marandi, S. M. (2017). Autism & Exercise, Emphasize on Martial Arts Therapy, Samadiye Publication, Tehran, Iran.

  • Selected Paper Presentation

Bahrami, F., Movahedi, A., Marandi, S. M., & Abedi, A. (Sep 2012). Improvement in Social Dysfunction of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Following Karate Techniques Training. XXXII FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine. Italy, Rome.

Bahrami, F., Movahedi, A., Marandi, S. M., & Abedi, A. (Sep 2012). Kata Techniques Training Consistently Decreases Stereotypy in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. XXXII FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine. Italy, Rome.