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Gerard Derosiere

PhD, Post-Doctoral Researcher

ibB7zK5s 400x400Gerard joined the CoActions lab as a postdoctoral researcher in November 2014. Since then, he has developed several research projects with the main goal to better understand the role of the motor system in decision-making processes. He was also a visiting researcher in Paul Cisek’s lab (Université de Montréal, Oct-Dec 2015) and in Rich Ivry’s lab (University of Berkeley, July-Oct 2019), where he developed projects on action selection and action planning. Before joining the lab, he completed a joint PhD in Human Movement Science (Oct 2011 - Oct 2014), under the co-supervision of the EuroMov Institute (University of Montpellier) and of the Biomedical Engineering Research Group (National University of Ireland Maynooth), where he investigated the impact of attention deficits on the sensorimotor system.

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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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