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latest news

February/March, 2021
Dante Mantini and Jean-Jacques are thrilled to welcome Matheus Pacheco as a post-doc. Matheus will use EEG to unravel age-related changes in error processing.


December, 2020
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.


November, 2020
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)



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.


older news

July 1, 2020
Koen Vandevoorde’s paper was published in Journal of Neurophysiology (paper). Preprint is available here


June 15, 2020
The departement of Movement Sciences is recruiting two tenure-track professors:

  1. motor control and neuroimaging: link

  2. 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.


October, 2019
Tamar Makin and JJ Orban de Xivry publish their paper on ten common statistical mistakes in eLife here. Interview about the paper: here