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Emmanuelle Wilhelm

MD, PhD Student

emmanuelle wilhelm 140x180Emmanuelle is a MD (Neurology Assistant Doctor) who, during her medicine studies at the Université catholique de Louvain, joined the CoActions lab as a research student (2012 - 2016). Over that time, she worked on preparatory motor inhibition, mainly in alcohol-dependent patients, but also helped to develop a new double-coil TMS method (cfr. Innovation section). She started her PhD thesis in October 2016. Her goal is to investigate the role of the basal ganglia in motor inhibition, working with DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)-implanted Parkinson’s patients.

Representative publications

  1. Quoilin C, Wilhelm E, Maurage P, de Timary P, Duque J. Deficient inhibition in alcohol dependence: Let's consider the role of the motor system! Biol. Psychiatry. Submitted.
  2. Wilhelm E, Quoilin C, Petitjean C, Duque J. A Double-Coil TMS method to assess corticospinal excitability changes at a near simultaneous time in the two hands during movement preparation. Front Hum Neurosci. 2016; 10(88): 1-11.
  3. Zenon A, Klein PA, Alamia A, Boursoit F, Wilhelm E, Duque J. Increased Reliance on Value-based Decision Processes Following Motor Cortex Disruption. Brain Stimul. 2015; 8(5): 957-964.


  1. Wilhelm E, Grandjean J, Duque J. Testing the influence of various parameters on preparatory motor inhibition: a possible explanation for discrepancies between previous studies? Front Neurosci. 2017. Conference Abstract: 12th National Congress of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience (BSN), Ghent, Belgium. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnins.2017.94.00080
    Also presented at: Annual meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM), Dublin, Ireland (1st - 5th May 2017)
  2. Quoilin C, Wilhelm E, de Timary P, Maurage P, & Duque J. (2015, June). Loss of self-control in aclohol-dependence: A major role of motor inhibtory mechanisms. 38th Annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSoA). San Antonio - USA.
  3. Quoilin C, Wilhelm E, de Timary P, Maurage P, & Duque J. (2015, April). Deficit in motor inhibitory mechanisms in detoxified alcohol-dependent patients. 25th Neural Control of Movement (NCM) meeting. Charleston - USA.

> Curriculum vitae


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Université catholique Louvain
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