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Gerard Derosiere

PhD, Post-Doctoral Researcher

ibB7zK5s 400x400Since November 2022, Gerard Derosiere has held a tenured researcher position at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), working as a principal investigator at the Lyon Research Center for Neuroscience (CRNL). His research is dedicated to deepening our understanding of the neural mechanisms that underlie motivation, decision-making, and apathy.
Before moving to Lyon, Gerard spent seven years as a postdoctoral researcher in the lab (Nov 2014 – Oct 2021). During this time, he focused on investigating the neural bases of motor decisions. In October 2021, he obtained a temporary FNRS researcher position, enabling him to initiate his independent project on effort-based decision-making and apathy. This endeavor laid the groundwork for his current research program. Gerard is still affiliated to the lab as a visiting researcher and keeps working on several projects in collaboration with the CoActions lab.

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Representative Publications

  1. Derosiere, Gerard; Thura, David; Cisek, Paul; Duque, Julie. Hasty sensorimotor decisions rely on an overlap of broad and selective changes in motor activity. In: PLOS Biology.; 20(4), e3001598 (2022).
  2. Derosiere, Gerard; Thura, David; Cisek, Paul; Duque, Julie. Trading accuracy for speed over the course of a decision. In: J. Neurophysiol. 126(2), 361-372, (2021).
  3. Derosiere G, Vassiliadis P, Duque J. (2020). Advanced TMS approaches to probe corticospinal excitability during action preparation. NeuroImage.
  4. Derosiere G, Duque J. (2020). Tuning the corticospinal system: how distributed brain circuits shape human actions. The Neuroscientist.
  5. Alamia A, Duque J, VanRullen R, Zenon A, Derosiere G. (2019). Implicit visual cues tune oscillatory motor activity during decision-making. NeuroImage.
  6. Derosiere G, Thura D, Cisek P, Duque J. (2019). Motor cortex disruption delays motor processes but not deliberation about action choices. Journal of Neurophysiology.
  7. Derosiere G, Klein PA, Nozaradan S, Zenon A, Mouraux A, Duque J. (2018). Visuomotor correlates of conflict expectation in the context of motor decisions. The Journal of Neuroscience.
  8. Derosiere G.(2018). A dynamical system framework for theorizing preparatory inhibition. The Journal of Neuroscience.
  9. Derosiere G, Vassiliadis P, Demaret S, Zenon A, Duque J.(2017). Learning stage-dependent effect of M1 disruption on value-based motor decisions. NeuroImage.
  10. Derosiere G, Zenon A, Alamia A, Duque J. (2017). Primary motor cortex contributes to the implementation of implicit value-based rules during motor decisions. NeuroImage.
  11. Quoilin C, Derosiere G. (2015). Global and specific motor inhibitory mechanisms during action preparation. The Journal of Neuroscience.
  12. Derosiere G, Billot M, Ward T, Perrey S. (2015). Adaptation of motor activity to lapses in attention. Cerebral Cortex.

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Institute of Neuroscience
Université catholique Louvain
Ave Mounier 53 - Bte B1.53.04
1200 Bruxelles, Belgium

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