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Congratulation to Fanny whose received a 3-year FRIA grant to complete her PhD. December 2019 Congratulation to Fanny whose received a 3-year FRIA grant to complete her PhD. December 2019 Thursday, 05 December 2019 Fanny Fievez got a grant from the Belgian Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) involving 3 years of funding and the possibility to complete her thesis. Her goal is to better understand the functional role of motor... More detail
Welcome to Thomas, new postdoc in the lab! November 2019 Welcome to Thomas, new postdoc in the lab! November 2019 Friday, 01 November 2019 Thomas Carsten joined the CoActions Lab shortly after finishing his PhD in Psychology at the University of Ghent. With his experience in TMS and EEG, he aims to investigate the interplay between motor preparation and propensity... More detail
49th Annual Congress of the International Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Chicago, USA, October 2019 49th Annual Congress of the International Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Chicago, USA, October 2019 Saturday, 19 October 2019 Emmanuelle, Pierre and Gerard presented their posters on action preparation and action selection at SfN 2019 in Chicago. They had lots of insightful discussions and received great feedback! More detail
23rd Annual Congress of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), Nice, France, September 2019 23rd Annual Congress of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), Nice, France, September 2019 Sunday, 22 September 2019 Emmanuelle Wilhelm took part, for the first time, in the 23rd Annual Congress of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) held at the Palais des Expositions - Nice Acropolis, France, from September 22 -... More detail
17th Congress of the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ESBRA), Lille, France, September 2019 17th Congress of the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ESBRA), Lille, France, September 2019 Saturday, 21 September 2019 Caroline Quoilin took part in the 17th Congress of the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ESBRA), held at Lille, France, during September 21 - 24, 2019. There, she had the occasion to give a talk regarding... More detail
Stay of Gerard in Berkeley and collaboration with Rich Ivry’s lab, July-October 2019 Stay of Gerard in Berkeley and collaboration with Rich Ivry’s lab, July-October 2019 Monday, 01 July 2019 Gerard Derosiere spent three months in Berkeley (from July 2019 to October 2019), working in the Lab of Pr Rich Ivry. They are currently working together on a collaborative project related to the role of the cerebellum in action... More detail
9th International Symposium on Biology of Decision Making (SBDM), Oxford, United Kingdom, May 2019 9th International Symposium on Biology of Decision Making (SBDM), Oxford, United Kingdom, May 2019 Monday, 27 May 2019 Most of the team members of the CoActions Lab attended the 9th International Symposium on Biology of Decision Making (SBDM), Oxford, United Kingdom, May 2019. Caroline Quoilin, Gérard Derosière, Emmanuelle Wilhelm, Pierre Vassiliadis... More detail
13th National Congress of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience (BSN), Brussels, Belgium, May 2019 13th National Congress of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience (BSN), Brussels, Belgium, May 2019 Friday, 24 May 2019 Most of the team members of the CoActions Lab attended the 13th National Congress of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience (BSN) taking place at the Royal Academy for Arts and Sciences in Brussels, Belgium, on May 24, 2019. Gérard... More detail
29th Annual meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM), Toyama, Japan, April 2019 29th Annual meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM), Toyama, Japan, April 2019 Wednesday, 24 April 2019 Gerard and Pierre were in beautiful Japan to present their latest data at the Society for the Neural Control of Movement. Gerard presented his study on the impact of urgency on corticospinal excitability during action selection.... More detail
Julie obtained a “Projet de Recherche” (PDR) grant from the Belgian FNRS to launch on new project on the function of inhibition in the motor system. January 2019 Julie obtained a “Projet de Recherche” (PDR) grant from the Belgian FNRS to launch on new project on the function of inhibition in the motor system. January 2019 Tuesday, 01 January 2019 Julie got a grant from the Belgian Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) involving 4 years of funding and the possibility to hire new postdoctoral fellows. The grant involves an amount of 300 kEuros and the project... More detail
Vincent defend his PhD entitled “From intelligent animals to intelligent machines: learning, decision and action”, November 2018 Vincent defend his PhD entitled “From intelligent animals to intelligent machines: learning, decision and action”, November 2018 Friday, 16 November 2018 Vincent Moens (on the right on the picture below) defended his PhD thesis entitled “From intelligent animals to intelligent machines: learning, decision and action” on November 16th 2018. His scientific achievements are impressive.... More detail
Belgian Brain Congress 2018, by the Belgian Brain Council (BBC), Liège, Belgium, October 2018 Belgian Brain Congress 2018, by the Belgian Brain Council (BBC), Liège, Belgium, October 2018 Friday, 19 October 2018 Most of the team members of the CoActions Lab attended the Belgian Brain Congress by the Belgian Brain Council (BBC), held in Liège, Belgium, on October 19, 2018. Pierre Vassiliadis, Fanny Fievez, Caroline Quoilin, Julien Grandjean... More detail
Monika defend her PhD entitled Multidimensional investigation of the link between mental fatigue and motivation, Octobre 2018 Monika defend her PhD entitled Multidimensional investigation of the link between mental fatigue and motivation, Octobre 2018 Friday, 12 October 2018 Monika Gergelyfi (3rd from the left) presented her PhD thesis entitled “Multidimensional investigation of the link between mental fatigue and motivation”. Congratulations to her! More detail
Pierre and Fanny are starting their PhDs! October 2018 Pierre and Fanny are starting their PhDs! October 2018 Monday, 01 October 2018 We welcome Pierre Vassiliadis and Fanny Fievez, both new PhD students in the lab! Not that new though: before starting their PhD, they both did internships in the lab as part as their Master studies. Go on their page and discover... More detail
CoActions got together and went to Walibi, a crazy, Belgian amusement park, June 2018 CoActions got together and went to Walibi, a crazy, Belgian amusement park, June 2018 Wednesday, 27 June 2018 The whole lab was out at an amusement park to end the academic year (2017-2018). The day was followed by a BBQ party at Simon’s place! We had great fun! From right to left: Julie, Emmanuelle, Pierre, Caroline, Julien, Gerard... More detail
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 Friday, 06 October 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... More detail
Public defence A. ALAMIA, September 2017 Public defence A. ALAMIA, September 2017 Monday, 11 September 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... More detail
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 Friday, 30 June 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... More detail
2èmes Journées de Neurophysiologie Clinique (JNC). Paris, France, June 2017 2èmes Journées de Neurophysiologie Clinique (JNC). Paris, France, June 2017 Friday, 30 June 2017 Julie Duque’s presentation   Julie Duque and Emmanuelle Wilhelm at the Gala Dinner More detail
12th National Congress of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience (BSN), Ghent, Belgium, May 2017 12th National Congress of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience (BSN), Ghent, Belgium, May 2017 Wednesday, 31 May 2017 Dr. Alexandre Zénon discussing with Dr. Michael Andres during the poster sessions   Dr. Charles-Etienne Benoit and Emmanuelle Wilhelm at the lunch break   Some members of the IoNS during the conference ta More detail
The CoActions Lab, IoNS, UCL, Belgium, May 2017 The CoActions Lab, IoNS, UCL, Belgium, May 2017 Monday, 15 May 2017 In May 2017, J.Duque and A.Zénon were awarded the Solvay Prize by the “Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation for Neurosciences” for the CoActions’ work on Parkinson’s disease. This video was realized for the official ceremony... More detail
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, 10 May 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... More detail
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 Saturday, 06 May 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... More detail
2nd International Brain Stimulation Conference. Barcelona, Spain, March 2017 2nd International Brain Stimulation Conference. Barcelona, Spain, March 2017 Friday, 31 March 2017 Free time discovering Barcelona and its beach   Julien Grandjean, Julie Duque (middle) and Hannah Craik (right) tasting typical Spanish food   Gala Dinner for the 2nd International Brain Stimulation Confer... More detail
Lab team building holidays. Normandie, France, July 2016 Lab team building holidays. Normandie, France, July 2016 Thursday, 30 June 2016   Julie Duque, Julien Grandjean and Gerard Derosiere playing pool   Caroline Quoilin showing her pool abilities   Julien Grandjean and Gerard Derosiere preparing the barbecue   Julien... More detail
25th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM), Charleston, South Carolina, USA, April 2015 25th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM), Charleston, South Carolina, USA, April 2015 Thursday, 30 April 2015 Caroline and Julie having a walk on the beach in South Carolina during the 25th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM), Charleston, South Carolina, USA, April 2015. Julie (right) and Caroline... More detail
Rapid prediction of biomechanical costs during action decisions Rapid prediction of biomechanical costs during action decisions Saturday, 02 August 2014 When given a choice between actions that yield the same reward, we tend to prefer the one that requires the least effort. Recent studies have shown that humans are remarkably accurate at evaluating the effort of potential reaching... More detail
Dissociating loss of resources from loss of motivation during mental fatigue Dissociating loss of resources from loss of motivation during mental fatigue Wednesday, 30 July 2014 Few studies have looked at the relation between mental fatigue (MF) and motivation. In particular, it remains unclear whether the reduced performance sometimes observed following MF is caused by a progressive loss of cognitive... More detail
Implicit learning: a stimulus-response framework Implicit learning: a stimulus-response framework Wednesday, 30 July 2014 Several aspects of implicit learning have already been explored since Reber first defined it in 1967, from sequence to statistical learning and from artificial grammar learning to contextual cueing in visual search. In the current... More detail
Counterproductive effect of saccadic suppression during attention shifts Counterproductive effect of saccadic suppression during attention shifts Tuesday, 29 July 2014 During saccadic eye movements, the processing of visual information is transiently interrupted by a mechanism known as "saccadic suppression" [1] that is thought to ensure perceptual stability [2]. If, as proposed in the premotor... More detail

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