CoActions Lab

Cognition and Actions Lab

Gérard Derosière

PhD, Post-Doctoral Researcher

gerard derosiere 140x180Gerard completed a joint PhD in Human Movement Science (Oct 2011 - Oct 2014), under the co-supervision of the EuroMov Institute (University of Montpellier) and of the Biomedical Engineering Research Group (National University of Ireland Maynooth), where he investigated the neural correlates of sustained attention. He then joined the CoActions lab in November 2014. Since then, he has developed several research projects with the main goal to better understand the role of the motor cortex and the basal ganglia in decision-making processes.

Representative Publications

  1. Derosiere G, Vassiliadis P, Demaret S, Zenon A, Duque J. Learning stage-dependent effect of M1 disruption on value-based motor decisions. NeuroImage. 2017.
  2. 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.
  3. Quoilin C, Derosiere G. Global and specific motor inhibitory mechanisms during action preparation. J Neurosci. 2015; 35(50), 16297-16299.
  4. Derosiere G, Billot M, Ward T, Perrey S. Adaptations of motor neural structures' activity to lapses in attention. Cereb Cortex. 2015; 25(1), 66-74.
  5. Derosiere G, Farrugia N, Perrey S, Ward T, Torre K. Expectations induced by natural-like temporal fluctuations are independent of attention decrement. NeuroImage. 2015; 104, 278-286.


  1. Derosiere G, Klein PA, Nozaradan S, Zenon A, Mouraux A, Duque J. (2017, May). Impact of conflict expectation on selective attention and action selection processes during motor decisions: an EEG study. Annual Symposium on the Biology of Decision-Making. Bordeaux - France.
  2. Derosiere G, Klein PA, Nozaradan S, Zenon A, Mouraux A, Duque J. (2017, May). Cortical correlates of selective attention and action selection during decision-making under conflict. 27th Neural Control of Movement conference. Dublin – Ireland.
  3. Derosiere G, Demaret S, Vassiliadis P, Zenon A, Duque J. (2016, May). Implicit encoding of action values in the human primary motor cortex. 38th International Symposium of the Groupe de Recherche sur le Système Nerveux Central, "The Neuroscience of Decision-Making". Montreal - Canada.
  4. Derosiere G, Vassiliadis P, Demaret S, Zenon A, Duque J. (2015, Oct). Disentangling the involvement of primary motor cortex to value-based reinforcement learning and value-based decision making. 45th Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Chicago - USA.
  5. Derosiere G, Zenon A, Alamia A, Klein PA, Duque J. (2015, April). Contribution of primary motor cortex to perceptual and value-based decision processes. 25th Neural Control of Movement (NCM) Meeting. Charleston - USA.


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Université catholique Louvain
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