报告题目：Optimizing Brain and Cognitive Development of Children Through Motor Skills（通过运动特点优化儿童全脑和认知发展）
报 告 人：John Liu（刘展）
Biography of John Liu
John Liu is a professor in the Department of Physical Education and Health Education, Springfield College, Springfield, MA. He received his BS in physical education at Wuhan Institute of Physical Education, China in 1982, his MA in motor learning from Ball State University, Indiana, US in 1990, and his PhD in motor behavior from the University of Tennessee, US in 1993. Dr. Liu completed his post-doctoral study and research in rehabilitation and prevention of sport related injuries at Springfield College in 2008. Dr. Liu, a consistently productive scholar, has been actively involved in both academic and research activities in motor development and skill learning as well as assessment of movement proficiency and physical fitness of children over the past 25 years. He has published two books, four book chapters, and over 60 research articles and abstracts, and made more than 100 presentations at the international, national, and regional conferences. In addition, Dr. Liu has provided institutional and professional service on a variety of fronts. He has served as the president of International Chinese Society of Physical Activity and Health (ICSPAH), member of editorial board and invited reviewer for a number of research journals, advisor for Team China Office, the Chinese Olympic Committee, and guest professor and researcher for over 10 colleges/universities and research institutes in China. Dr. Liu has received numerous recognitions and awards from many higher education institutions and professional organizations both in US and other countries. His areas of expertise include: 1) motor learning and development, 2) assessment in physical fitness, motor skills, athletic performance, 3) development of children’s executive functions and fundamental motor skills, 4) neuromuscular control and sport performance training, and 5) prevention and rehabilitation of sport related injuries.