Jean-Jacques got a grant from the FWO (Flemish Research Foundation) to work on a project entitled: “Is there a motor reserve in the cerebellum”. This project focuses on measuring age-related changes in motor function based on a large task battery and included structural MRI as well.
Paper with Friedl De Groote , Stefanie Vandevyvere and Florian Vanhevel accepted by Gait & Posture (after a very long review process that did not really change the paper) (paper). Preprint is available here. Data and code are on the Open Science Framework (LINK)
We have several preprints out there:
Manasa Parthasharathy: Increased upper-limb sensory attenuation with age
Koen Vandevoorde: Does somatosensory acuity influence the extent of internal model recalibration in young and older adults?
Guy Rens: Motor resonance is modulated by an object’s weight distribution
Octobre 1st, 2020
Stien Van De Plas starts her PhD today. Welcome Stien! She will work on the role of somatosensation on motor control for the next four years. Co-promotor is Dante Mantini.
September 20, 2020
Two new papers published in the Special Issue of the Journal of Computational Neuroscience dedicated to Lance Optican. See the publication page.
June 15, 2020
The departement of Movement Sciences is recruiting two tenure-track professors:
motor control and neuroimaging: link
motor control and performance in competitive and elite sports: link
Come and join us!!
June 3, 2020
Together with Prof. Dante Mantini, we are recruiting a PhD student to work on the influence of a decline in somatosensory function on motor control and learning. Vacancy is available here Note, the candidate has to be fluent in Dutch as s/he has to act as teaching assistant in that language
June 1st, 2020
Never forget to submit your paper as preprint first! We did forget to do it for this one but after being 4 months under review at Gait&Posture, we decided that it was enough. Preprint entitled “Validation of a smartphone embedded inertial measurement unit for measuring postural stability in older adults” is available here
May 27, 2020
Together with Prof. Dante Mantini, we are recruiting a post-doc to work on EEG and motor adaptation. Vacancy is available here
May 9, 2020
Koen Vandevoorde got his paper accepted in Journal of Neurophysiology. Preprint is available here
March 31, 2020
Congrats to Guy Rens who got his paper entitled Sensorimotor Expectations Bias Motor Resonance during Observation of Object Lifting: The Causal Role of pSTS accepted in Journal of Neuroscience.
Januari 20, 2020
With Prof. Friedl De Groote, we submitted a paper entitled “Validation of a smartphone embedded inertial measurement unit for measuring postural stability in older adults” to Gait&Posture.