Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d'Aquitaine (UMR5287)

Aquitaine Institute for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience

Université de Bordeaux

Zone nord Bat 2 2ème étage
146, rue Léo Saignat
33076 Bordeaux cedex


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CNRS Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Université de Bordeaux

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Neurocampus Unitéde Formation de Biologie


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by Francoise Dellu-Hagedorn, Loïc Grattier - published on , updated on

Motor Control & Cognition

The main goal of the Motor Control and Cognition team is to understand the link between motor control, motor learning and higher cognitive functions in healthy and pathological conditions. We explore the human capacity to plan different actions and form decisions from an abstract level (e.g number processing) to more concrete situation (e.g the ability to use tools) and adapt to environmental changes. We also seek to understand the impact of mental effort and consecutive mental fatigue on these activities.
We study behaviour from a cognitive psychology point of view and address its neural underpinnings with electrophysiology, pupillometry, transcranial magnetic stimulation and functional neuroimaging. In addition, we use computational models as well as neurofeedback to emulate and understand the cognitive processes at play, respectively.
These studies are performed in healthy subjects but also in different populations like Parkinson patients, stroke patients, individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders like developmental coordination disorder or specific learning disorders (dyslexia or dyscalculia). We are also interested in psychiatric diseases like obsessive compulsive disorders and addiction in which patients exhibit decision-making dysfunctions.