Prof. Dario Liebermann

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Prof. Dario Liebermann
Phone: 03-6405589
Fax: 03-6409223
Office: Health Professions, 314


Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions, Sackler Faculty of Medicine

Movement Science Lab., Department of Physical Therapy

Associate Editor, Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology



Computational Motor Control and Clinical Applications to Upper-Limb Rehabilitation

Behavioral and computational motor control is our field of research. This is a main venue for understanding the motor system and its organization, in healthy and clinical populations. In the last years, we have dedicated major efforts in investigating methods and technologies (virtual reality, robot-based rehabilitation, neuro-stimulation) that can potentially enhance motor recovery and functional performance in clinical populations with a focus on upper-limb motion in stroke survivors. Mathematical model-based, as well as empirical neuromotor approaches, are used in our research for studying  and understanding laws of motor control and sensorimotor integration.



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 2013, pii: S1058-2746(13)00505-3.


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 2013, 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.


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 Research 2013, 1509, 43-57. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2013.03.004.


Merdler T., Liebermann D.G., Levin M.F., Berman S. Arm-plane representation of shoulder compensation during pointing movements in patients with stroke. J. Electromyography & Kinesiology, 2013, 23:938-47.


Liebermann D.G., Berman S., Weiss P.L., Levin F.M., Kinematic validity of reaching movements in a 2D virtual environment in adults with and without stroke. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2012, 20, 778-787. 


Levin M.F., Snir O., Liebermann D.G., Weingarden H., Weiss P.L., Virtual reality versus conventional treatment of reaching ability in chronic stroke: clinical feasibility study. Neurology & Therapy 2012, 1:1-15.


Biess A., Flash T., Liebermann D.G., Riemannian geometric approach to human arm dynamics, movement optimization, and invariance, Physical Review E, 2011, 83, 031927.


Levin, M.F., Deutsch J., Kafri M., Liebermann D.G. Validity of virtual reality environments for motor rehabilitation. In: Virtual Reality for Physical and Motor Rehabilitation, Virtual Reality Technologies for Health and Clinical Applications, P.L. (Tamar) (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, D.G. and Franks I.M. “Video-based technologies, substitution of reality and performance feedback”; In M. Hughes and I.M. Franks (Eds.), The Essentials of Performance Analysis, Routledge: London, Chapter 4, 2015.



  • 2015-2017 Israeli Defense Forces
  • 2015-2017 Nelly Horwitz Foundation
  • 2015-2018 CIHR – ISF-Canada-Israel


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