CoActions Lab

Cognition and Actions Lab

Contribution of primary motor cortex to value-based decision making

Primary motor cortex contributes to the implementation of implicit value based rules during motor decisions 225x169

Derosiere G, Zenon A, Alamia A, Duque J. Primary motor cortex contributes to the implementation of implicit value-based rules during motor decisions. NeuroImage. 2017; 146: 1115-1127.

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Physiological Markers of Motor Inhibition during Human Behavior

Physiological Markers of Motor Inhibition during Human Behavior 225x169
 
Duque J, Greenhouse I, Labruna L, Ivry RB. Physiological Markers of Motor Inhibition during Human Behavior. Trends Neurosci. 2017; 40(4): 219-236.

Double-coil TMS method to assess corticospinal excitability bilaterally

Towards assessing corticospinal excitability bilaterally Validation of a double coil TMS method 225x195
 

Grandjean J, Derosiere G, Vassiliadis P, Quemener L, de Wilde Y, Duque J. Towards assessing corticospinal excitability bilaterally: Validation of a double-coil TMS method. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2017; 293: 162-168.

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cTBS disruption of the sma perturbs sequence representation but not behavioural performance

cTBS disruption of the supplementary motor area perturbs cortical sequence representation but not behavioural performance 225x141

Solopchuk O, Alamia A, Dricot L, Duque J, Zénon A. cTBS disruption of the supplementary motor area perturbs cortical sequence representation but not behavioural performance. Neuroimage. 2017; 163: 34-40.

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Parkinson Disease has been classically regarded as a motor disease. More recently however, other hypotheses have been proposed, according to which the motor symptoms in Parkinson Disease, and more specifically slowness of movements, would be the indirect consequence of a deficit in implicit motivation, i.e. the capacity to allocate effort appropriately to different activities. To study this question, we recorded neural activity in the basal ganglia of patients while they were performing effort-based decision-making tasks. Furthermore, the same nucleus is known to play a major role in the inhibitory control of actions. Hence, we are currently investigating its contribution to specific motor inhibitory influences in patients carrying a DBS device. 

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E. WILHELM, Laureate 2017 of a L’Oréal-UNESCO “For Women in Science” Grant, October 2017 E. WILHELM, Laureate 2017 of a L’Oréal-UNESCO “For Women in Science” Grant, October 2017 Wednesday, 01 November 2017 For 19 years, the L'Oréal Foundation has been committed, alongside UNESCO, to increasing the presence of women in scientific research. Every two years, this funding program awards three young female researchers, working in the domain of life...
Public defence A. ALAMIA, September 2017 Public defence A. ALAMIA, September 2017 Wednesday, 01 November 2017 Andrea Alamia (1st from the left) presented his PhD thesis entitled “Unconscious learning: behavioral evidence, relationship with attention and physiological markers” on September 11th 2017. His scientific achievements are impressive. He...
Celebration of 3 new FRS-FNRS grants in the CoActions Lab, June 2017 Celebration of 3 new FRS-FNRS grants in the CoActions Lab, June 2017 Wednesday, 01 November 2017 Emmanuelle Wilhelm (2nd on the left) received a 4-year FNRS grant to complete her PhD in the CoActions Lab, under the supervision of Julie Duque (3rd on the left). Gerard Derosiere (1st on the right) and Caroline Quoilin (1st on the left) were...
J.DUQUE & A.ZENON, Laureates 2017 of the Solvay Prize by the “Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation for Neurosciences”, May 2017 J.DUQUE & A.ZENON, Laureates 2017 of the Solvay Prize by the “Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation for Neurosciences”, May 2017 Wednesday, 01 November 2017 Julie Duque and Alexandre Zénon were awarded the Solvay Prize 2017 for their research in the CoActions Lab on the Parkinson’s disease entitled “Parkinson's disease revisited: a new vision of basal ganglia functions in the context of the...
27th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM), Dublin, Ireland, May 2017 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM), Dublin, Ireland, May 2017 Wednesday, 01 November 2017 Most of the team members of the CoActions Lab attended the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM) held at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road in Dublin, Ireland, from May 2-5, 2017. Charles-Etienne Benoit,...

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