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  • Wilhelm, Emmanuelle, Derosiere, Gerard, Quoilin, Caroline, Cakiroglu, Inci, Paço, Susana, Raftopoulos, Christian, Nuttin, Bart & Duque, Julie (2024). Subthalamic deep brain stimulation alleviates motor symptoms without restoring deficits in corticospinal suppression during movement preparation in Parkinson’s disease. Clinical Neurophysiology, in press.
  • Fievez, Fanny, Cos, Ignasi, Carsten, Thomas, Derosiere, Gerard, Zenon, Alexandre & Duque, Julie (2024). Task goals shape the relationship between decision 1 and movement speed. BioRxiv,
  • Quoilin, C., Chaise, F., Duque, J., & de Timary, P. (2024). Relationship between transcranial magnetic stimulation markers of motor control and clinical recovery in obsessive compulsive disorder/Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: a proof of concept case study. Frontiers in psychiatry15, 1307344.
  • Vassiliadis, Pierre, Beanato, Elena, Popa, Traian, Windel, Fabienne, Morishita, Takuya, Neufeld, Esra, Duque, Julie, Derosiere, Gerard, Wessel, Maximilian J. & Hummel, Friedhelm C. (2024). Non-invasive stimulation of the human striatum disrupts reinforcement learning of motor skills. Nature Human Behaviourdoi :10.1101/2022.11.07.515477


  • Carsten, T., Fievez, F., & Duque, J. (2023). Movement characteristics impact decision-making and vice versa. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 3281.
  • Yadav, Goldy & Duque, Julie (2023). Reflecting on what is ‘Skill’ in Human Motor Skill Learning. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Quoilin, Caroline, Amadieu, Camille, Fievez, Fanny, Delzenne, Nathalie M., de Timary, Philippe, Duque, Julie & Leclercq, Sophie (2023). Exploring the links between gut microbiota and excitatory and inhibitory brain processes in alcohol use disorder: A TMS study. Neuropharmacology, 225, 109384 [1-12]. doi :10.1016/j.neuropharm.2022.109384


  • Carsten, Thomas; Derosiere, Gerard; Wessel, Maximilian J.; Hummel, Friedhelm C.; Duque, Julie. Editorial: Mechanisms Underlying the Interplay Between Cognition and Motor Control: From Bench to Bedside. In: Frontiers in human neuroscience, 16, 907278 (2022). doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2022.907278.
  • Neige, Cécilia; Zazou, Abdelkrim;  Vassiliadis, Pierre;  Lebon, Florent; Brees, Thomas;  Derosiere, Gerard. Probing the influence of SMA and vmPFC on the motor system with dual-site transcranial magnetic stimulation. (2022). Preprint on BioRxiv:
  • Wilhelm, Emmanuelle; Quoilin, Caroline; Derosiere, Gerard; Paço, Susana; Jeanjean, Anne; Duque, Julie. Corticospinal Suppression Underlying Intact Movement Preparation Fades in Parkinson's Disease. Movement Disorders (2022).
  • 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).
  • Vassiliadis P, Lete A, Duque J, Derosiere G. Reward timing matters in motor learning. In: iScience. 25: 104290 (2022).
  • Fievez F, Derosiere G, Verbruggen F, Duque J. (2022). Post-error slowing reflects the joint impact of adaptive and maladaptive processes during decision making. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.


  • Quoilin, Caroline; de Timary Philippe; Duque, Julie. Augmented tendency to act and altered impulse control in alcohol use disorders. NeuroImage : Clinical, 31, 102738. (2021). doi :10.1016/j.nicl.2021.102738.
  • Vassiliadis, P., Derosiere, G., Dubuc, C., Lete, A., Crevecoeur, F., Hummel, F. C., Duque, J. (2021). Reward boosts reinforcement-based motor learning. Iscience, 24(7), 102821.
  • 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).
  • Geers, Laurie; Pesenti, Mauro; Derosiere, Gerard; Duque, Julie; Dricot, Laurence; Andres, Michael. Role of the fronto-parietal network in prospective action judgments. In: Sci. Rep. 11(1), 1-15. (2021).


  • Quoilin, Caroline; Dricot, Laurence; Genon, Sarah; de Timary, Philippe; Duque, Julie. Neural bases of inhibitory control: Combining transcranial magnetic stimulation and magnetic resonance imaging in alcohol-use disorder patients. In: Neuroimage; 224:117435 (2020). doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117435.
  • Grandjean, Julien; Duque, Julie. A TMS study of preparatory suppression in binge drinkers. In: Neuroimage Clin.; 28:102383 (2020). doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2020.102383.
  • Quoilin, Caroline; Grandjean, Julien; Duque, Julie. Considering motor excitability during action preparation in gambling disorder: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. In: Frontiers in Psychiatry; 11:639 (2020). doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00639.
  • Vassiliadis, Pierre; Derosiere, Gerard. Selecting and executing actions for rewards. J Neurosci. (2020)
  • Derosiere, Gerard; Vassiliadis Pierre; Duque Julie. Advanced TMS approaches to probe corticospinal excitability during action preparation. In: NeuroImage. (2020)
  • Derosiere, Gerard; Duque, Jullie. Tuning the corticospinal system - how distributed brain circuits shape human actions. In: The Neuroscientist. (2020)
  • Vassiliadis, Pierre; Derosiere, Gerard, Grandjean, Julien; Duque, Julie. Motor training strengthens corticospinal suppression during movement preparation. In:Journal of Neurophysiology (2020)


  • Alamia, Andrea ; Zénon, Alexandre ; VanRullen, Rufin ; Duque, Julie ; Derosiere, Gerard. Implicit visual cues tune oscillatory activity in the motor cortex during action selection. In: Neuroimage; 186:424-436 (2019). doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.11.027
  • Derosiere, Gerard ; Thura, David ; Cisek, Paul ; Duque, Julie.. Motor cortex disruption delays motor processes but not deliberation about action choices. In: J. Neurophysiol. 122(4): 1566-1577 (2019)
  • Grandjean, Julien; Quoilin, Caroline; Duque, Julie. Investigating the effect of anticipating a startling acoustic stimulus on preparatory inhibition. In: Neurophysiol Clin.; 49 (2): 137-147 (2019). doi: 10.1016/j.neucli.2018.11.002.
  • Labruna, Ludovica ; Tischler, Claudia ; Cazares, Cristian ; Greenhouse, Ian ; Duque, Julie ; Lebon, Florent ; Ivry, Richard B. Planning face, hand, leg movements: anatomical constraints on preparatory inhibition. In: J Neurophsyiol.; 121(5): 1609-1620 (2019). doi: 10.1152/jn.00711.2018.
  • Moens, Vincent ; Zénon, Alexandre. Learning and forgetting using reinforced Bayesian change detection. In: PLoS Comput Biol.;15(4):e1006713 (2019). doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006713.
  • Quoilin, Caroline ; Fievez, Fanny; Duque, Julie. Preparatory inhibition: Impact of choice in reaction time tasks. In: Neuropsychologia; 129: 212-222 (2019). doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2019.04.016.
  • Vassiliadis P, Derosiere G, Duque J (2019). Beyond motor noise: considering other causes of impaired reinforcement learning in cerebellar patients. eNeuro 6.


  • Alamia, Andrea ; Zénon, Alexandre ; VanRullen, Rufin ; Duque, Julie ; Derosiere, Gerard. Implicit  visual cues tune oscillatory activity in the motor cortex during action selection.
  • Algoet, Maxime ; Duque, Julie ; Iannetti, Giandomenico ; Mouraux, André. Temporal dynamics and muscle specificity of the changes in motor excitability triggered by a transient noxious stimulus. In: Neuroscience. (2018).
  • Derosiere, Gerard ; Klein, Pierre-Alexandre ; Nozaradan, Sylvie ; Zénon, Alexandre ; Mouraux, André ; Duque, Julie. Visuomotor correlates of conflict expectation in the context of motor decisions. In: J Neurosci. (2018).
  • Derosiere, Gerard. A dynamical system framework for theorizing preparatory inhibition. In: J Neurosci; (2018).
  • Grandjean, Julien ; Derosiere, Gerard ; Vassiliadis, Pierre ; Quemener, Louise ; de Wilde, Ysaline ; Duque, Julie. Towards assessing cortico-spinal excitability in both hands simultaneously: validation of a double-coil TMS method. In: J Neurosci Methods; 293: 162-168 (2018). doi: 10.1016/ j.jneumeth.2017.09.016.
  • Labruna, Ludovica ; Tischler, Claudia ; Cazares, Cristian ; Greenhouse, Ian ; Duque, Julie ; Lebon, Florent ; Ivry, Richard B. Anatomical constraint on preparatory inhibition.
  • Moens, Vincent ;  Zénon, Alexandre. Black-Box Trial-by-trial Behavioural Modelling: A Variational Recurrent Inference Network optimisation algorithm for the Drift-Diffusion Model. In: J Math Psychol. Submitted (2018).
  • Quoilin, Caroline ; Wilhelm, Emmanuelle ; Maurage, Pierre ; de Timary, Philippe ; Duque, Julie. Deficient inhibition in alcohol dependence: Let's consider the role of the motor system! In: Neuropsychopharm. (2018).
  • Quoilin, Caroline ; Wilhelm, Emmanuelle ; Maurage, Pierre ; de Timary, Philippe ; Duque, Julie. Deficient inhibition in alcohol dependence: Let's consider the role of the motor system! In: Neuropsychopharm.;43(9):1851-1858 (2018). doi: 10.1038/s41386-018-0074-0.
  • Vassiliadis Pierre, Grandjean Julien, Derosiere Gerard, de Wilde Ysaline, Quemener Louise, Duque Julie (2018). Using a double-coil TMS protocol to assess preparatory inhibition bilaterally. Frontiers in Neuroscience 12, 139.


  • Derosiere, Gerard ; Vassiliadis, Pierre ; Demaret, Sophie ; Duque, Julie. Learning stage-dependent effect of M1 disruption on value-based motor decisions. In: Neuroimage;162:173-185 (2017). doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.08.075.
  • Derosiere, Gerard ; Zénon, Alexandre ; Alamia, Andrea ; Duque, Julie. Primary motor cortex contributes to the implementation of implicit value-based rules during motor decisions. In: Neuroimage; 146:1115-1127 (2017). doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.10.010.
  • Duque, Julie ; Greenhouse, Ian ; Labruna, Ludovica ; Ivry, Richard B. Physiological markers of motor inhibition during human behavior. In: Trends Neurosci.; 40(4): 219-236 (2017). doi: 10.1016/ j.tins.2017.02.006.
  • Solopchuk, Oleg ; Alamia, Andrea ; Dricot, Laurence ; Duque, Julie ; Zénon, Alexandre. cTBS disruption of the supplementary motor area perturbs cortical sequence representation but not behavioural performance. In: Neuroimage; 163:34-40 (2017). doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.09.013.


  • Alamia, Andrea ; Solopchuk, Oleg ; D'Ausilio, Alessandro ; Van Bever, Violette ; Fadiga, Luciano ; Olivier, Etienne ; Zenon, Alexandre. Disruption of Broca's Area Alters Higher-order Chunking Processing during Perceptual Sequence Learning. In: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 28, no. 3, p. 402-417 (2016). doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00911.
  • Alamia, Andrea ; Solopchuk, Oleg ; Olivier, Etienne ; Zenon, Alexandre. Non-parametric Algorithm to Isolate Chunks in Response Sequences. In: Front Behav Neurosci, Vol. 10, no. 177, p. 1-10 (2016). doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00177.
  • Alamia, Andrea ; Zenon, Alexandre. Statistical Regularities Attract Attention when Task-Relevant. In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol. 10, no. 42, p. 1-10 (2016). doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00042.
  • Bestmann, Sven ; Duque, Julie. Transcranial magnetic stimulation: Decomposing the processes underlying action preparation. In: The Neuroscientist : reviews at the interface of basic and clinical neurosciences, Vol. 22, no. 4, p. 392-405 (2016). doi:10.1177/1073858415592594.
  • Duque, Julie ; Petitjean, Charlotte ; Swinnen, Stephan P. Effect of Aging on Motor Inhibition during Action Preparation under Sensory Conflict.. In: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Vol. 8, p. 322 (2016). doi:10.3389/fnagi.2016.00322.
  • Klein, Pierre-Alexandre ; Duque, Julie ; Labruna, Ludovica ; Ivry, Richard B.. Comparison of the two cerebral hemispheres in inhibitory processes operative during movement preparation.. In: NeuroImage, Vol. 125, p. 220–232 (2016). doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.10.007.
  • Quoilin, Caroline ; Lambert, Julien ; Jacob, Benvenuto ; KLEIN, Pierre-Alexandre ; Duque, Julie. Comparison of motor inhibition in variants of the instructed-delay choice reaction time task.. In: PLoS One, Vol. 11, no.8, p. e0161964 (2016). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161964.
  • Solopchuk, Oleg ; Alamia, Andrea ; Olivier, Etienne ; Zenon, Alexandre. Chunking improves symbolic sequence processing and relies on working memory gating mechanisms.. In: Learning & Memory, Vol. 23, p. 108-112 (2016). doi:10.1101/lm.041277.115.
  • Solopchuk,  Oleg ; Alamia,  Andrea ; Zénon, Alexandre. The Role of the Dorsal Premotor Cortex in Skilled Action Sequences. In: J Neurosci, Vol. 36, no.25, p. 6599-6601 (2016). doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1199-16.2016.
  • Wilhelm, Emmanuelle ; Quoilin, Caroline ; Petitjean, Charlotte ; Duque, Julie. A Double-Coil TMS Method to Assess Corticospinal Excitability Changes at a Near-Simultaneous Time in the Two Hands during Movement Preparation. In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol. 10, no.88, p. 1-11 (2016). doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00088.


  • Gergelyfi, Mónika ; Jacob, Benvenuto ; Olivier, Etienne ; Zenon, Alexandre. Dissociation between mental fatigue and motivational state during prolonged mental activity. In: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol. 9, no.176, p. 1-15 (2015). doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00176.
  • Quoilin, Caroline ; Derosiere, Gerard. Global and specific motor inhibitory mechanisms during action preparation. In: J Neurosci, Vol. 35, no.50, p. 16297-16299 (2015). doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3664-15.2015.
  • Quoilin, Caroline ; Duque, Julie. Deficient motor inhibitory mechanisms in alcohol-dependence: a TMS study. In: Alcohol Alcohol,  Vol. 50, p. i22 (2015). doi:10.1093/alcalc/agv076.81.
  • Zenon, Alexandre ; Klein, Pierre-Alexandre ; Alamia, Andrea ; Boursoit, François ; Wilhelm, Emmanuelle ; Duque, Julie. Increased reliance on value-based decision processes following motor cortex disruption. In: Brain Stimulation : basic, translational and clinical research in neuroscience, Vol. 8, no. 5, p. 957-64 (2015). doi:10.1016/j.brs.2015.05.007.
  • Zenon, Alexandre ; Sidibé, Mariam ; Olivier, Etienne. Disrupting the Supplementary Motor Area Makes Physical Effort Appear Less Effortful. In: The Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 35, no.23, p. 8737-8744 (2015). doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3789-14.2015.


  • Cos, Ignasi ; Duque, Julie ; Cisek, Paul. Rapid prediction of biomechanical costs during action decisions.. In: Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol. 112, no.6, p. 1256-1266 (2014). doi:10.1152/jn.00147.2014.
  • Duque, Julie ; Labruna, Ludovica ; Cazares, Christian ; Ivry, Richard B. Dissociating the influence of response selection and task anticipation on corticospinal suppression during response preparation.. In: Neuropsychologia, Vol. 65, p. 287-296 (2014). doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.08.006.
  • Klein, Pierre-Alexandre ; Petitjean, Charlotte ; Olivier, Etienne ; Duque, Julie. Top-down suppression of incompatible motor activations during response selection under conflict.. In: NeuroImage, Vol. 86, p. 138-149 (2014). doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.08.005.
  • Labruna, Ludovica ; Lebon, Florent ; Duque, Julie ; Klein, Pierre-Alexandre ; Cazares, Christian ; Ivry, Richard B. Generic inhibition of the selected movement and constrained inhibition of nonselected movements during response preparation.. In: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 26, no.2, p. 269-278 (2014). doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00492.
  • Zenon, Alexandre ; Corneil, Brian D. ; Alamia, Andrea ; Filali-Sadouk, Nabil ; Olivier, Etienne. Counterproductive effect of saccadic suppression during attention shifts. In: PLoS ONE, Vol. 9, no. 1, p. e86633 [1-12] (2014). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086633.
  • Zenon, Alexandre ; Olivier, Etienne. Contribution of the basal ganglia to spoken language: Is speech production like the other motor skills?. In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences: an international journal of current research and theory with open peer commentary, Vol. 37, no.06, p. 576 (2014). doi:10.1017/S0140525X13004238.
  • Zenon, Alexandre ; Sidibe, Mariam ; Olivier, Etienne. Pupil size variations correlate with physical effort perception. In: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol. 8, no.286, p. 1-8 (2014). doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00286.


  • Duque, Julie ; Olivier, Etienne ; Rushworth, Matthew. Top-Down Inhibitory Control Exerted by the Medial Frontal Cortex during Action Selection under Conflict.. In: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 25, no. 10, p. 1634-48 (2013). doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00421.
  • Torta, Diana ; Legrain, Valéry ; Algoet, Maxime ; Olivier, Etienne ; Duque, Julie ; Mouraux, André. Theta burst stimulation applied over primary motor and somatosensory cortices produces analgesia unrelated to the changes in nociceptive event-related potentials.. In: PLoS One, Vol. 8, no. 8, p. e73263 (2013). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073263.


  • Cuypers, Koen, Thijs, Herbert, Duque, Julie, Swinnen, Stephan P, Levin, Oron, & Meesen, Raf L J (2012). Age-related differences in corticospinal excitability during a choice reaction time task. Age (Dordrecht, Netherlands). doi : 10.1007/s11357-012-9471-1.
  • Duque, Julie ; Labruna, Ludovica ; Verset, Sophie ; Olivier, Etienne ; Ivry, Richard B. Dissociating the role of prefrontal and premotor cortices in controlling inhibitory mechanisms during motor preparation. In: The Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 32, no. 3, p. 806-16 (2012). doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4299-12.2012.
  • Klein, Pierre-Alexandre ; Olivier, Etienne ; Duque, Julie. Influence of Reward on Corticospinal Excitability during Movement Preparation. In: The Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 32, no. 50, p. 18124-18136 (2012). doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1701-12.2012.


  • Clerget, Emeline ; Badets, Arnaud ; Duque, Julie ; Olivier, Etienne. Role of Broca's area in motor sequence programming: a cTBS study. In: NeuroReport, Vol. 22, no. 18, p. 965-969 (2011). doi:10.1097/WNR.0b013e32834d87cd.
  • Labruna, Ludovica ; Fernández-del-Olmo, Miguel ; Landau, Ayelet ; Duque, Julie ; Ivry, Richard B. Modulation of the motor system during visual and auditory language processing. In: Experimental Brain Research, Vol. 211, no. 2, p. 243-50 (2011). doi:10.1007/s00221-011-2678-z.


  • Duque, Julie ; Davare, Marco ; Delaunay, Ludovic ; Jacob, Benvenuto ; Saur, Ralf ; Hummel, Friedhelm ; Hermoye, Laurent ; Rossion, Bruno ; Olivier, Etienne. Monitoring coordination during bimanual movements : where is the mastermind?. In: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 22, no. 3, p. 526-542 (2010). doi:10.1162/jocn.2009.21213.
  • Duque, Julie ; Lew, David ; Mazzocchio, Riccardo ; Olivier, Etienne ; Ivry, Richard B.. Evidence for two concurrent inhibitory mechanisms during response preparation. In: The Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 30, no. 10, p. 3793-3802 (2010). doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5722-09.2010.
  • Filali-Sadouk, Nabil ; Castet, Eric ; Olivier, Etienne ; Zenon, Alexandre. Similar effect of cueing conditions on attentional and saccadic temporal dynamics. Journal of Vision, 10(4), 21.1-21.13 (2010). doi :10.1167/10.4.21
  • Oliveira, Flavio T. P. ; Diedrichsen, Jörn ; Verstynen, Timothy ; Duque, Julie ; Ivry, Richard B. Transcranial magnetic stimulation of posterior parietal cortex affects decisions of hand choice. In: Proceedings of the National academy of sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 107, no. 41, p. 17751-6 (2010). doi:10.1073/pnas.1006223107.
  • Zenon, Alexandre ; Filali-Sadouk, Nabil, Duhamel, Jean-René ; Olivier, Etienne. Salience representation in the parietal and frontal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(5), 918-930 (2010). doi :10.1162/jocn.2009.21233

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