CoActions Lab

Cognition and Actions Lab

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Julie Duque

Full Professor, Head of the CoActions Lab

59d2a3190c629a2f5d7c0b5891ef6dbOur research broadly explores a range of questions pertaining to the cognitive neuroscience of human behavior. We conduct experiments to explore the interaction between cognition and action in neurologically healthy and impaired individuals. We use a variety of techniques to characterize the functional role of different parts of the motor pathways including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). Development of a closed-loop TMS-EEG setup will allow us to explore the role of sensorimotor neural oscillatory activity on motor output.


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Representative Review Papers

  1. Derosiere G, Vasiliadis P & Duque J. Advanced TMS approaches to probe corticospinal excitability during action preparation. NeuroImage 2020; 213:116746.
  2. Derosiere G, Duque J. Tuning the corticospinal system - how distributed brain circuits shape human actions. Neuroscientist 2020; 26(4):359-379.
  3. Duque J, Greenhouse I, Labruna L, Ivry RB. Physiological Markers of Motor Inhibition during Human Behavior. Trends Neurosci. 2017; 40(4): 219-236.
  4. Bestmann S, Duque J. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Decomposing the Processes Underlying Action Preparation. Neuroscientist. 2016; 22(4): 392-405.

Julie Duque full publication list

> Julie Duque’s Curriculum Vitae


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

Phone: (+32) 02/764.54.29
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