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Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Movement Biomechanics (LNMB)

Faculty of Motor Skills Sciences | Research Centers

Interfaculty institutes | UNI, ULB Neuroscience Institute

(Code: ULB382)


Person in charge of the unit : CHERON Guy.

The LNMB team has developed expertise in the field of EEG/Evoked potentials and human movement analysis. It includes one full professor (G. Chéron), one
assistant-professor, PhD (A. Bengoetxea), one PhD research assistant (C. De Saedeleer). 2 PhD students (A Cebolla and F. Leurs ) and one informatician (M.
Petiau) (PRODEX support) have joined the team and participated in the Odissea, Cervantes and Increment 9-10-11 space missions in the International Space
Station (ISS) where the NeuroCOG I experiments were successfully realized. This team has acquired experience in multiple EEG and evoked potential working with
cosmonauts at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City and in NASA center (Houston). As Prof. G. Chéron is also the head of the Laboratory of
Electrophysiology of the University of Mons, both groups work conjointly in the fields of neuronal oscillation in which one FNRS fellow is engaged (C.
Prigogine, MD). Since 2002, the members of the team have reached new competencies by using complex software environment such as EEGLab, artificial neural
network (DRNN) and mathematical sophisticated approaches (FFT, independent component analysis, multiple dipole source analyzers (swLORETA). The cooperation with
the group of the Collège de France (Prof. A. Berthoz) offers the possibility to link the psychophysical analysis of the cosmonauts' performance with brain
oscillations. The LNMB equipment offer the possibility to simultaneously record EEG, ERP, EMG and 3D movements in real environments. NihonKohden systems
and ANT multi-dynamics EEG 128-ch systems are used in conjunction to an optoelectronic ELITE system (6 camera working at 100Hz) synchronized to 16 wire-less
EMG channels and a 3D eye-tracker system. Virtual Reality (VR) that have flown in recent space missions is also used. Currently, the LNMB is involved in
NeuroSpat space mission (Increment 19-20).The aim of this project was to study Perception, Attention, Memorization, Decision and Action) (PAMDA) during VR
sensory-motor tasks. The LNMB is also implicated in a new FP7 (ICT-2009.7.2) program (MINDWALKER). MINDWALKER purpose is to conceive a system empowering
lower limbs disabled people that let them perform their usual daily activities. Novel BCI approaches will be experimented. and relies on our DRNN technology.

Campus : Campus Hospitalo-Fac
Campus Erasme
Location : bâtiment N, campus Erasme niveau 5
Address : CP640 Bruxelles
Phone number : +32-2-650.21.87
Fax : +32-2-650.24.77
E-mail : gcheron@ulb.ac.be
Web site : http://www.cheron.be


Disciplines CRef :


 • Biomechanics

 • Cognitive neuroscience

 • Development neurology

 • Neurology

 • Neurophysiology

 • Neuropsychology


Domain of the unit :


 • Healthcare